USDA asked to ban processed meats
Reports state that the Physicians Committee for
Responsible Medicine and its subsidiary group, The Cancer Project, filed a
petition asking USDA to ban processed meats from the menus of school cafeterias.
The petition was filed late last week.
Processed meat causes cancer
The organisation, consisting of approx. 7,000 doctors who promote
vegetarian diets and oppose animal research, claims that processed meats causes
cancer. Therefore, it wants the processed meats eliminated from the National
School Lunch and Breakfast Programs. The meat industry and many doctors disagree
with that stance.
Before the filing of the petition, the group aired TV commercials in cities
which USDA visited as part of a nationwide series of listening sessions aimed at
gathering comments on possible reforms to the Child Nutrition Act.
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