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USDA requests comments on Dietary Guidelines for the first time ever

Monday, March 5, 2018  
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The USDA announced Monday that it would be inviting public comments on the new Dietary Guidelines for Americans for the first time since the guidelines were established in 1980. The comment period for the upcoming 2020-2025 edition of the DGA opened Wednesday and will remain open through the end of March via the Federal Register. Organic Authority adds, “The last update to the guidelines did not limit meat consumption, despite recommendations to do so from the government-appointed Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee, an omission experts noted at the time was likely linked to lobbying by the meat industry against such limits.”  More information is available here:  https://health.gov/news/announcements/2018/03/call-public-comments-topics-scientific-questions-2020-2025-dietary-guidelines-americans/