Washington, DC – AMI Foundation President James H. Hodges today praised a report from the Presidential Council on Science and Technology (PCAST) calling for expanded investment in agriculture science and technology, including a $700 million federal increase in federal agriculture research funding.
A new study in today’s Archives of Internal Medicine tries to predict the future risk of death from cancer or cardiovascular disease by relying on notoriously unreliable self-reporting about what was eaten and obtuse methods to apply statistical analysis to the data. This imprecise approach is like relying on consumers’ personal characterization of their driving habits in prior years in determining their likelihood of having an accident that kills them in the future. It has a high likelihood… read more
Processed meats are a safe and nutritious part of a balanced diet. A new study alleging a link between processed meats and diabetes is problematic because it ignores some basic science about the physiology of diabetes and the ingredients in processed meats. The study’s conclusions also appear inconsistent with findings from a much larger Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) study.