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CHARBONNEAU – My beef with Canada’s new food guide

 

CANADA’S NEW food guide is being influenced by agencies whose chief focus is the consumption of their products, not our health. Food industries and a branch of government, Agri-food Canada, are resisting proposed changes by Health Canada.

Health Canada wants the new food guide to “shift towards more plant-based foods,” less red meats, and to limit “some meats and many cheeses” high in saturated fats.

These are sensible recommendations but not what Agri-food Canada wants. They are in the business of promoting the sale of red meat and dairy industries. AAFC officials wrote a memo marked “secret” in which they worried:

“Messages that encourage a shift toward plant-based sources of protein would have negative implications for the meat and dairy industries (Globe and Mail).”

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David Charbonneau is a retired TRU electronics instructor who hosts a blog at http://www.eyeviewkamloops.wordpress.com.

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2 Comments on CHARBONNEAU – My beef with Canada’s new food guide

  1. Sarah LaBounty // November 16, 2017 at 8:49 AM // Reply

    You know what else will have negative implications of beef sales…… the use of biosolids (human waste) being used on grazing land and hay crops intended for cattle. This is happening all around B.C. With no regulation by the government. The big companies getting paid to dispose of this toxic waste are the ones doing the testing and reporting back to the government on it.

    • You are right. They used to post warning signs around land treated with this abomination warning that the land was not suitable for grazing, or crops. i’ll bet they don’t now.

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