6 Myths the Beef Industry Wants Us to Believe | One Green Planet

Life or Lunch?

cattle-farm-1200x750The Beef Industry would have us believe that not eating beef is flat out un-American. Throughout the years, the marketing departments of corporate beef companies have spewed out every type of myth imaginable to keep us from reconsidering a life without red meat.  Here are six of the most prevalent beef industrymyths debunked.

1. Children Need to Eat Beef to Grow Properly

Numerous prestigious medical institutions including the American Dietetic Association (ADA) have concluded a meat free diet for growing children is “healthful, nutritionally adequate, and may provide health benefits in the prevention and treatment of certain diseases.”

Moreover, the ADA states that a well planned vegan diet is “appropriate for individuals during all stages of the life cycle, including pregnancy, lactation, infancy, childhood, and adolescence and for athletes.”

The University of Michigan Medical School says that a diet without meat is very safe and healthy for your…

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