The misnamed Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) has always had a subtle bias against meat and dairy. But Michael Jacobson, the group’s chief dietary scold, brought his agenda out in the open in this month’s issue of CSPI’s Nutrition Action Healthletter.
“Healthy eating is a simple matter,” writes Jacobson in Healthletter’s January/February issue. “It means eating a more plant-based diet… It means getting your fats from plants (vegetable oils and nuts) and fish, not animals (meats, milk cheese, and ice cream).”
Setting aside the great debate on whether or not fish should count as “animals,” Jacobson’s slant against meat is not that surprising. After all, he sits on the advisory board of the Great American Meatout, an annual veggie love-fest operated by the animal rights activists of the Farm Animal Reform Movement (FARM). That’s Jacobson’s name on the “Meatout” letterhead, along with a handful of celebrities, and noted vegan zealots Howard Lyman, Jeremy Rifkin, and James Cromwell.