Cui Bono?

Animal protein-rich diets could be as harmful to health as smoking

People under 65 who eat a lot of meat, eggs and dairy are four times as likely to die from cancer or diabetes, study suggests

Plates of food rich in protein

The study throws doubt on the long-term safety of the Atkins and Paleo diets, which are high in meat, eggs and other sources of animal protein. Photograph: Reuters

I didn’t bother reading past the title, one-liner, picture, and caption for the picture.

Take a look at the food in the pictures: mashed potato, bread, something, and mashed potato. None of them looks like any Atkins I ever heard of, the bread isn’t paleo, and most paleo people avoid potatoes as well. The only one which might be paleo is the bottom left, and I think that looks like either a root or a bakery something. Questionable at best.

So, given that Reuters and The Wanker are lying to us right up top, there’s no point in reading the rest. Once a liar, always a liar.

The question, with this article poorly-crafted propaganda piece and all like it, is, who’s benefitting from the confusion and obfuscation and outright lies? The grain industries, for sure. Government busybodies who don’t know any science and are outraged at any questioning of their delivered wisdom? Plausible, I guess. But all the sound and fury signifies something, and probably nothing honest.

(For the record, I mostly follow a natural foods diet, not really paleo and definitely not Atkins. I avoid processed foods, avoid wheat and limit other grains, but I don’t worry much about it. If I want to eat a cookie, I’ll eat a stinkin cookie. Just limit that stuff and go back to meat for most of my calories.)

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