The World Health Organization has a longstanding reputation for discouraging meat, and red meat in particular.
In defense of dietary meat, I pose this (long!) question: Given
that heme iron from meats (higher in red meat) is the most bioavailable iron source in the human diet http://buff.ly/1kMKRRh ; that iron deficiency
is on the rise in America in women of reproductive age (if these women become
pregnant they may have complicated pregnancies and their infants may be born
with permanent cognitive disabilities, or may acquire such disabilities within the
first three years of life) http://buff.ly/1LVG6M7
with the bulk of iron deficiency seen in
children, whose natural developmental requirements render them particularly
vulnerable to iron deficiency-related disability http://buff.ly/1k7i4Gt ; that
longstanding iron deficiency in young children is associated with permanent
cognitive impairments, even when iron is restored http://buff.ly/1k7iNYn ; that 15% of American children (1 in 7) currently have
developmental disabilities http://buff.ly/1N5p6r2
, and iron deficiency/iron deficiency anemia is the most common nutritional
deficiency worldwide http://buff.ly/1N5psOi
, is a move by the World Health
Organization to discourage consumption of meat the most helpful dietary strategy for the health of nations?
Even the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends infants be weaned to meats and vegetables http://buff.ly/1WfV4qm
I rest my case.