The Evolution of our Plant-Based dietary guidelines

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I don’t have a good rant for today. This article showed up in my twitter feed and I spent all evening reading it.

It highlights the whole history of pseudoscience on how the notion of “plant-based” diets became universally accepted as the healthy way to eat.

It’s a great tale of religious fervor, money, and government. Remember this the next time someone says “because science!” When the government and money gets involved in science, the results are always skewed towards what the funding agencies want it to say - not the truth. Outside of theoretical physics, there’s no non-political science anymore and you can’t trust what even the most respected journals publish.

Michael Deskevich