Apparently people in the comments don’t know what science is. The author included studies, so I’m not sure what everyone is talking about. I thought it was pretty common knowledge that the food pyramid is NOT based on any kind of scientific data but on economics. If everyone suddenly stopped eating as much meat and dairy the US economy would shut down. There’s tons of data showing that excess animal proteins even have the capability of turning on cancer cell growth. But apparently the economy is more important than not dying of cancer. Also I eat meat so none of this ‘ignoring the vegans’ bullshit just to invalidate my post.