Controversial study shows sweets and junk food are “healthier” than meats

Ag groups are weighing in on a controversial study about food, funded in part by Bill Gates.

The research from Tufts University shows sugary cereals, potato chips, and M&M’s are allegedly healthier than meats like pork chops, beef, and sausage. Researchers looked at more than 8,000 foods and beverages to create a food compass. They rated each item on nine nutritional values and scored each on a scale from 0-100.

It caught the eye of the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association.

The group issued a statement saying: “The idea that M&M’s, potato chips, and cereal are somehow healthier than natural beef ignores scientific evidence and frankly doesn’t measure up to logic. These snack foods are high in sugar, carbohydrates, and fats, while beef is a nutrient-rich food that provides essential protein, iron, zinc, and numerous B vitamins.”


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