The Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee, of the Health and Human Services has been tasked at the federal level to craft the 2015 “dietary guidelines for Americans”. A second meeting has been held, the first one was on January 13. Their guest speaker was Kate Clancy Food Systems Consultant and Senior Fellow to the Minnesota Institute for Sustainable Agriculture at the University of Minnesota. She was brought in to speak to “sustainability.” She began her speech with “After 30 years of waiting, the fact that this committee is addressing sustainability issues brings me a lot of pleasure.” She went on to advocate that Americans should become vegetarians in order to achieve sustainability in the face of climate change.
So the Obama-ites will continue. We will get federal rules to entice you, to support you, to force you, whatever they have to do to pass a tax on beef to get you to eat your veggies. She said, “What pattern of eating best contributes to food security and sustainability of land, air and water. The simple answer is a plant-based diet.
She may be right but the idea that the federal government, in any way shape or form, would be involved in the decisions I make up as to what I eat is absolutely anathema. Rank it with all the other stuff, that the federal government has basically said they know better how to spend our money than we do, and they know how to run your life better than you do and all the rest.
Jeff Stier is a Senior Fellow at the National Center for Public Policy Research told the Daily Caller that the group is pulling sustainability notions of climate change into the guidelines. He says until now the dietary guidelines for Americans has been relatively science-based and a good source of information but now these Obama administration appointees are drafting guidelines using all kinds of unscientific agendas.
Now this is going to have an impact because the nutrition policy pertains to things like calibrating food stamp benefits, food allowances for the military and government food purchasing. That will have an impact on futures trading and eventually the price of everything you buy to eat. So this is a serious business. Now at the federal level the Obama-ites are going to interfere with your choice of diet. They got into your choice of healthcare, your choice of automobiles-they are forcing changes in the designs for you, your choice of building materials-they have already designed them for you by offering tax breaks to buy what they have been paid to call “energy-efficient”. Basically, you are incompetent to make your own decisions about the food you want to eat. That has to be done by someone with a lot more wisdom than you – and that is the government.