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Anonymous Comment ID #11701

04/30/2015

It is clear that the current food system is unsustainable. The overwhelming consensus is that animal food products are having a devastating effect on the planet. The most sustainable diet is one that is organic local and plant based.

Affiliation: Individual/Professional Organization: Rugby Oregon
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  • Chapter D.5: Food Sustainability and Safety

Karen Lowe Comment ID #11700

04/30/2015

Thank you so much for having the courage to include sustainability to the Dietary Guidelines for Americans. You have restored my faith in the intellectual process that takes place in my government.

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  • Chapter D.5: Food Sustainability and Safety

raymond coakley human Comment ID #11699

04/30/2015

The whole grains you recommend, are as bad, as the type of proteins you wish to limit!!!
R. Coakley

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  • General Comment/Other

Anonymous Comment ID #11698

04/30/2015

I am writing to express my support for the sustainability and health recommendations of the 2015 Scientific Report of the Dietary Guidelines Committee calling for consumption of less red and processed meat and fewer animal products overall. The science is clear that a more plant-centered, less resource-intensive diet is better for our health and the environment.

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  • Chapter D.5: Food Sustainability and Safety

Anonymous Comment ID #11697

04/30/2015

As you have recommended, Americans should reduce their consumption of animal products. Thank you for having the courage to stand up to the meat and dairy industries who have only money as their concern instead of people's health, or the sustainability of our food supply.

We can't continue to raise livestock which pollutes and uses up our water supply plus all the other damages to the environment of which I'm sure you are aware. A lot of people are not informed of the health and environmental problems caused by their bad food choices.

Your Dietary Guidelines are where people turn for recommendations as to how to eat. They are spot on and influential in getting us on track to a healthier planet and people.

I am the healthiest person that I know and I haven't eaten meat, dairy, eggs or any animal product in many years.

I urge you to stick with your recommendation and resist the pressure of of any organizations that are caving to the meat and dairy industries.

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  • Chapter D.5: Food Sustainability and Safety

Anonymous Comment ID #11696

04/30/2015

Congratulations to the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee for having the courage to speak truth to power by recommending reduced consumption of animal products.
The meat and dairy industries should stop fighting the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee's sound recommendations and start producing healthy, sustainable food.
Sustainability of the food supply is an essential element of a healthy diet. There is no point recommending foods that can not be produced.
A terrorist attack that kills a small handful galvanizes our nation into action. Yet, we allow the meat and dairy industries to contest recommendations of the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee which could potentially save millions.
"Everyone is talking about the weather, but no one does anything about it," goes the old saying. Well, now we can by cutting meat and other animal products from our diet.

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  • Chapter D.5: Food Sustainability and Safety

Anonymous Comment ID #11695

04/30/2015

•Congratulations to the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee for having the courage to speak truth to power by recommending reduced consumption of animal products.


•The meat and dairy industries should stop fighting the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee's sound recommendations and start producing healthy, sustainable food.


•Sustainability of the food supply is an essential element of a healthy diet. There is no point recommending foods that can not be produced.


•A terrorist attack that kills a small handful galvanizes our nation into action. Yet, we allow the meat and dairy industries to contest recommendations of the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee which could potentially save millions.


•"Everyone is talking about the weather, but no one does anything about it," goes the old saying. Well, now we can by cutting meat and other animal products from our diet.

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Topic:
  • Chapter D.5: Food Sustainability and Safety

Anonymous Comment ID #11694

04/30/2015

Congratulations to the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee for having the courage to speak truth to power by recommending reduced consumption of animal products.
The meat and dairy industries should stop fighting the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee's sound recommendations and start producing healthy, sustainable food.
Sustainability of the food supply is an essential element of a healthy diet. There is no point recommending foods that can not be produced.
A terrorist attack that kills a small handful galvanizes our nation into action. Yet, we allow the meat and dairy industries to contest recommendations of the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee which could potentially save millions.
"Everyone is talking about the weather, but no one does anything about it," goes the old saying. Well, now we can by cutting meat and other animal products from our diet.

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Topic:
  • Chapter D.5: Food Sustainability and Safety

Anonymous Comment ID #11693

04/30/2015

Congratulations to the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee for having the courage to speak truth to power by recommending reduced consumption of animal products!
• The meat and dairy industries should stop fighting the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee's sound recommendations and start producing healthy, sustainable food.
• Sustainability of the food supply is an essential element of a healthy diet. There is no point recommending foods that can not be produced.
• A terrorist attack that kills a small handful galvanizes our nation into action. Yet, we allow the meat and dairy industries to contest recommendations of the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee which could potentially save millions.
By cutting meat and other animal products from our diet we can actually make a difference.
Thank you for caring!!!

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  • Chapter D.5: Food Sustainability and Safety

Anonymous Comment ID #11692

04/30/2015

I would like to congratulate the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee for having the courage to recommend reduced consumption of animal products.

The meat and dairy industries should stop fighting the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee's sound recommendations and start producing healthy, sustainable food. Sustainability of the food supply is an essential element of a healthy diet. Meat and dairy are not sustainable.
The meat and dairy industries only think about profit and not about the recommendations of the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee which could potentially save millions.
By cutting meat and other animal products from our diet, we can help our environment, reduce our carbon copy and stop contributing to climate change. Furthermore, it has been well-documented that reducing or eliminating animal products is beneficial for health.

Many thanks.

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  • Chapter D.5: Food Sustainability and Safety
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