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Oct 05 2019

Empire Strikes Back Against Red Meat Revelations

Fallout continues regarding the previously mentioned major study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine that tells us what progressives do not want anyone to hear: red meat appears not to be bad for you after all, despite what we have been repeatedly told.

This is hardly the first time some supposed menace to our health turned out to be harmless. Via the Wall Street Journal:

Thirty years ago people were instructed to eat less fat, but scientists have since concluded that was bad advice and may have contributed to the diabetes epidemic by causing people to eat more carbohydrates.

This time some authorities are unwilling to admit they were wrong, because demented global warming politics has entered the discussion. They are playing hardball to discredit real science on behalf of ideologically driven pseudoscience.

The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, which promotes plant-based diets, has filed a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission against the journal that published the research. Seriously. And Harvard’s T.H. Chan School of Public Health warned that the conclusions could “erode public trust in scientific research.”

Actually, it is placing ideology above science that erodes public trust. We believe in science so long as it is willing to challenge itself. Once the authorities start bellowing that the “science is settled” and trying to crush anyone who won’t submit, it isn’t science, it is dogma — something you believe because you are supposed to, not because it is true.

Harvard health gurus also complained that the researchers should have studied the environmental impact of red meat in their review because “climate change and environmental degradation have serious effects on human health” and thus are “important to consider when making recommendations.”

Having entered the realm of pure farce, the climate thought police expect ostensibly scientific articles to declare that even if hamburgers can’t be linked to cancer or heart disease, according to leftist doctrine they make it be too hot out, which could give you heat stroke or whatever. This is literally insane.

On a tip from Varla.

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