AFIA Refutes LANCET Study

In response to a new report launched by the EAT-Lancet Commission on Food, Planet, Health, the American Feed Industry Association calls the report “yet another organized attack on animal agriculture.”

A statement released by AFIA says the report is not reflective of the current and accurate science on the industry’s substantial sustainability advances. AFIA’s President and CEO Joel G. Newman says the report’s calls to “return to primarily an ‘agrarian lifestyle’ will undo years of research and innovation, while likely keeping nutritious and high-quality protein and dairy products out of the hands of the people who need them the most.”

The 50-page report advises consumers to drastically reduce their meat and dairy consumption for their health and for the good of the planet. It plans to promote the report vigorously over the next month.