As you may know, our nutritional guidelines (the food pyramid and plate) come from the USDA. The weird part about that, is that the main responsibility of the USDA is to represent food suppliers (not food eaters). It’s quite a conflict of interest to have the representative of food suppliers telling Americans what to eat, no? How could this happen?
Here is an fascinating (and quick) video from NutritionFacts.org on how this came to be:
Apparently we’ve known since the 70’s that reducing meat and dairy intake is the first line of defense against many late onset diseases. Sadly, no government entity has truly stood up to the National Dairy Counsel or the National Cattlemen’s Association then or since. Its not quite a conspiracy…but its close lol.