Beef Magazine writer says if tofu replaces beef "we've failed our children and military"—seriously.
A writer at Beef Magazine says if America follows Canada's recent food recommendation we would have "failed the children, military, hospital patients and nursing home residents" who will "eat according to the new Dietary Guidelines for Americans."
Canada recently released it's food guide which said people should eat more plant-based options and reduce meat consumption and essentially takes dairy off the menu.
But Amanda Radke writing in Beef Magazine has hit back.
"These recommendations align very closely with the popular rhetoric and nutritional advice being offered by health professionals here in the United States. Notice that of the five recommendations, meat and dairy are addressed in three of the listed bullet points.
"It is irresponsible for these experts to ignore the increasingly large evidence about the importance of animal fats and proteins in the diet. It is alarming that nutritional advice is being shaped by perceptions of animal welfare or environmental sustainability instead of human health.
"The fight for the center of the dinner plate is on. If tofu, beans and lentils become the number-one recommendation as the plant-based protein substitutes to beef, then we have not only failed our own industry, but we have failed the children, military, hospital patients and nursing home residents who will eat according to the new Dietary Guidelines for Americans."
Radke also says it is "downright scary" to think about how "overfed and undernourished our world’s population will be" if people don't get "protein needs" with foods like red meat, eggs and dairy.
It seems the "fight for the center of the dinner plate" is on!