After getting dietary practices exactly wrong for the last 6 and a half decades, our government is back at it. And while I applaud their belated reversal on the kind of foods that should be emphasized in our diet (protein), I am bewildered by one proposed recommendation. For “environmental” reasons, they want us to de-emphasize beef in our diet.
Environmental reasons? Really? We have scalped the Great Plains and poured all manner of harmful chemicals on them, poisoning our air, soil and waterways and they want to reduce beef consumption for environmental reasons? There is not room in this month’s newsletter to review how wrong that is. It will be a topic next month. Suffice it to say for now that responsible grazing of our remaining grasslands is an environmental plus, not a negative.