Is red meat's bad name justified?

Is red meat's bad name justified?

There are 44 comments on the Newsday story from Nov 19, 2008, titled Is red meat's bad name justified?. In it, Newsday reports that:

Recent studies give red meat a bad name. 2:51 PM EST, November 19, 2008 Small portions of red meat can be healthy.

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Moab

Rutland, VT

#1 Nov 19, 2008
Scientists say that there is a place for red meat in a diet and then the author of this article doesn't follow this up except with "use meat as a treat and not a staple."

This is much like saying "Scientists say there is a place for lard in the diet and use it as a treat and not as a staple." Or use chocolate, or whatever.

Please - if you're going to write the article, write it. This article shows why eating red meat is bad and never explains why it might not be. Why should we eat the USDA's suggested 18 ounces a week? Only because agri-business says we should.

Obviously there is no reason to eat meat (other than the same reasons we should drink whiskey or eat candy) thus, the article is mistakenly titled to boot.

If you're going to pretend the article is unbaised, do so, otherwise come out and say it like it is - there is no reason to eat red meat. Ever.
wHammY

United States

#2 Nov 20, 2008
I eat it because it is damn tasty...
Everything in moderation, you only go around once...

RTF

“Cactus?”

Since: Dec 06

Long Island, NY

#3 Nov 20, 2008
Red meat is not as bad for you as furry greenish-grey meat.
wHammY

United States

#4 Nov 20, 2008
YES I agree RTF, greenish grey meat complete with maggots is not healthy
H Pylori

Hagerstown, MD

#5 Nov 20, 2008
If God didn't want people to eat animals, why did he make them from meat????

P.E.T.A.-- People Eating Tasty Animals
Loyal Democrat

Wantagh, NY

#6 Nov 20, 2008
Green eggs and ham.
the inquirer

Hempstead, NY

#7 Nov 20, 2008
wHammY wrote:
YES I agree RTF, greenish grey meat complete with maggots is not healthy
But are the maggots themselves healthy to eat? Low fat protein source right there!
the inquirer

Hempstead, NY

#8 Nov 20, 2008
wow m/a/g/g/o/t/s/ got censored on my reply. strange, strange, topix moderation.
ArmsLength

New York, NY

#9 Nov 20, 2008
those animals are just so delicious...
I too would imagine maggots to be a healthy snack.
Sarah Palin says

Tully, NY

#10 Nov 20, 2008
I only eat Democrat Mooses. Huh? Did I say something wrong?

Since: Oct 08

Location hidden

#11 Nov 21, 2008
H pylori wrote"
"If God didn't want people to eat animals, why did he make them from meat????
P.E.T.A.-- People Eating Tasty Animals"

hahaha... good one, i like it!
richard cranium

Clermont, FL

#12 Nov 21, 2008
i personally prefer the "red snapper"
wHammY

United States

#13 Nov 21, 2008
Mmmmm...Tasty slimy maggots!

“Trying is...”

Since: Feb 08

the first step towards failure

#16 Nov 21, 2008
Moab wrote:
Scientists say that there is a place for red meat in a diet and then the author of this article doesn't follow this up except with "use meat as a treat and not a staple."
This is much like saying "Scientists say there is a place for lard in the diet and use it as a treat and not as a staple." Or use chocolate, or whatever.
Please - if you're going to write the article, write it. This article shows why eating red meat is bad and never explains why it might not be. Why should we eat the USDA's suggested 18 ounces a week? Only because agri-business says we should.
Obviously there is no reason to eat meat (other than the same reasons we should drink whiskey or eat candy) thus, the article is mistakenly titled to boot.
If you're going to pretend the article is unbaised, do so, otherwise come out and say it like it is - there is no reason to eat red meat. Ever.
Go back to Russia
wouch

Mineola, NY

#17 Nov 21, 2008
I eat red meat like I am packing an artery. I wash it down with little neck clams drowned in melted butter and a magnum of Cabernet. Sure I am chunky but I am happy.
Deputy Dog

Altamonte Springs, FL

#18 Nov 21, 2008
RTF wrote:
Red meat is not as bad for you as furry greenish-grey meat.
Now that's funny! LMAO
Southwest Orange

Boston, MA

#19 Nov 21, 2008
Red meat and nothing but...

Keep your hormone laced chicken and your soy products. Ever do any research on Soy?

http://www.wnd.com/news/article.asp...

Bleech.
wHammY

United States

#20 Nov 21, 2008
wasn't soy linked to cancer in women
Cogency

Huntington Station, NY

#21 Nov 21, 2008
wouch wrote:
I eat red meat like I am packing an artery. I wash it down with little neck clams drowned in melted butter and a magnum of Cabernet. Sure I am chunky but I am happy.
Awesome! Your post made me hungry for the dinner I’m going to have to night. I am CARNIVORE!! Hear me roar!!!

That being said, there is no cogent argument out there to support that red meat is a necessary, healthful addition to the human diet. To believe that would be to have lived under a rock for the last 30 or so years. Every few years these studies come out, and despite saying that it’s OK in moderation, the bottom-line is it’s bad for ya. The fact is, humans don’t die from red meat-withdrawal—or do they? Lol.

It’s the same bullshjit with coffee, red wine, eggs, etc. It’s good! No wait—it’s bad. Um, good? No way man-- don’t ingest that! So stupid.

Add to that, advertising for these products, and the average consumer becomes ambivalent.“Eggs. Nature’s perfect food”.“Beef! It’s what’s for dinner tonight”.“Pork! The other white meat”. Blah, blah. I’ll make my own decisions, thank you.

I say s-c-r-e-w it and enjoy your life. Eat, drink and be merry for tomorrow—we die.

I had a birthday this week and I’m excited to be going tonight to yes you guessed it—a Steakhouse!!! Yum! Shrimp cocktail to start, a big ole slab o’ cow with a lobster tail on the side; a baked potato, broccoli and a salad. And I’ll wash it down with a VAT of booze; probably cocktails while we’re waiting for a table, then glorious, glorious Merlot or Cabernet. Been fasting all week for this. Ahhhh…

“It’s bullshjt, folks! And it’s bad for ya!”
~~George Carlin.

Happy Birthday to me!
;-)
wHammY

United States

#22 Nov 21, 2008
happy birthday
Seems like everyday you hear something else is bad for you and causes some form of cancer. I saw something on one of those news programs I don't know if it was 20/20 but they had on these people who only eat raw food (grass & twigs yum). They looked about 30 years older than their cooked food eating counterparts.
I will stick to my red meat, chicken,turkey and of course the occasional maggot.

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