George McGovern, in Congress

George McGovern, in Congress (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Dr Greger says, George McGovern, who lost the presidential election to Richard Nixon,  chaired a committee on first dietary guideline in USA in 1977. Diet changes pose as much a health risk as smoking! The diary, salt and sugar communities were up in arms over this report. They actually said if we improved our health we would have more old people to take care of. The two industries that went ballistic was the egg and meat industries. They demanded that the guidelines be changed from “decrease meat intake” to Increase lean meat” then they wanted the study over to the agriculture committee. George tried to help us and our health but our tax dollars were used to help build these industries rather than help American health. The industries need to grow in dollars each year. If American side prematurely, who cares there will be more born.