New Report Could Hit U.S. Meat And Grain Industries Hard
A new report from nutritional experts says Americans eat too much meat. But there could be big agricultural problems if demand for meat decreases.By Jill Ornitz | February 20, 2015
If Americans want to get healthier and protect the planet simultaneously, they should eat less meat – that's according to a new report from America's top nutritional experts.
The report issued by the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee recommends that Americans lower their intake of red and processed meats and up their intake of fruits, veggies and seafood to live a healthier lifestyle. (Video via U.S. Department of Agriculture)
The committee also says eating less meat could help our planet. Animals generate a lot of methane and tend to leave behind larger carbon footprints than plants. (Video via National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum)