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[Activism] ‘End Food Racism’: Doctors File Lawsuit Against USDA Over Dietary Guidelines Promoting Cow’s Milk


A group of doctors is filing a lawsuit against the USDA for promoting cow’s milk in its dietary guidelines.

Experts from the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM) have issued the court order.
USDA Dietary Guidelines

It urges the USDA to retract three sections of its 2020-2025 dietary guidelines:
Delete dairy promotions, since dairy products increase cancer risk, while nondairy calcium sources help prevent cancer. 

Avoid equating “protein” with meat, as there are abundant sources of protein, such as beans, peas, and lentils, without meat’s fat and cholesterol. 

Eliminate deceptive language hiding the ill effects of consuming meat and dairy products. 

Dietary racism

PCRM has long critiqued the guidelines, calling them out for ‘dietary racism’. This is because lactose intolerance is prevalent among people of color.

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