Feb. 15, 2015

Government Says It’s Okay to Eat Eggs

The science is settled: Eating foods high in cholesterol does not necessarily lead to heart disease. Why? Because the government said so. The Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee, the group that advises the government in what is a scientifically healthy diet, is posed to revise anti-cholesterol propaganda started in the 1960s to say the stuff is no longer a public nuisance. “The people who gave you the scourge that is the egg-white omelette, plain whole-grain toast for breakfast, and carb-laden, tasteless, low-fat foods that make you fat, have changed their minds about all that,” writes Mary Katharine Ham at Hot Air. “One wonders when these new recommendations might be reflected in the slop First Lady Michelle Obama insists be served to growing kids.” Furthermore, the government has managed to scare people away from an inexpensive source of protein for 50 years, which may become important if the “settled science” of climate change turns out to be true. More…

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