What happens when you tell people to stop eating meat? They get mad! And why wouldn’t they? Meat is both delicious and nutrient dense. In 2016, the Dietary Guidelines for Americans confirmed once again that meat can play a key role as part of a healthy diet, a recommendation consistent around the world.
And yet, stories urging people to stop eating meat or reduce the amount they eat for various reasons remain provocative and attention grabbing headlines, despite strong science indicating meat’s nutritional benefits. Did we mention it’s also delicious?
One thing’s clear: meat’s fans are passionate – and often witty when provoked. We collected some of the best comments to nanny-ish stories about meat 2017. Here are the top 10: