Getting to Grips with a Meaty Diet

US – A Checkoff funded symposium has been arranged in February to discuss the current knowledge on diet, beef nutrition, and also the recent claims that red meat is carcinogenic.
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Industry leaders and scientists will convene at the Cattle Industry Annual Convention to discuss challenges and opportunities at a checkoff-funded roundtable discussion, “Diet and Cancer.” The roundtable will be held at the Reno Convention Center, Room A1.

“Checkoff dollars have been invested to help conduct extensive studies on the topic of red meat and cancer. In addition, America’s beef producers have committed considerable resources to provide lean beef and nutrition information for consumers to ‘go lean’ with protein and follow the Dietary Guidelines,” says Becky Walth, Chair of the Joint Nutrition Research Committee.

“The roundtable discussion will communicate additional research that will help in the development of future nutrition research priorities for the beef industry.”

This roundtable is a continuation of the industry’s effort to systematically review the total evidence on red meat and cancer and identify possible knowledge gaps on the topic.

“The industry as a whole is utilizing checkoff dollars to review and study the possible implications of this body of research in order to identify possible research needs to dispel red meat and cancer misinformation,” concludes Walth. “We will continue to invest checkoff resources to ensure the industry is providing science-based information to nutritionists, health professionals and the scientific community.”

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