Food industry leaders say a new study on dietary suggestions “lacks any kind of scientific rigor and only serves to misguide Americans on their nutritional health.”

The Nutrition Coalition says the study should be read with “great caution.” The 50-page report by the EAT-Lancet Commission on Food, Planet, Health, advises consumers to drastically reduce their meat and dairy consumption for their health and for the good of the planet. It plans to promote the report vigorously over the next month.

Meat industry publication Meatingplace says the report proposes a “universal healthy reference diet” based on conclusions a group of 19 commissioners and 18 coauthors in various fields of human health, agriculture, political science and environmental sustainability drew from a review of “extensive literature on foods, dietary patterns and health outcomes.”

The diet largely consists of vegetables, fruits, whole grains, legumes, nuts and unsaturated oils, along with no to low amounts of seafood, poultry and other meats. The North American Meat Institute called the recommendations a “fad diet solution to complex global issues” that ignores the nutritional benefits of meat.

Source;  NAFB News