JSB and A MEATY Difference of Opinion: Final

JSB and A MEATY Difference of Opinion: Final

My blog series response to the recently published letter in the Napier Courier, written by Fiona Greig, the nutrition manager for beef and lamb New Zealand Inc.

Choosing what we eat is one of the great freedoms that we have in New Zealand.

I hope this blog series has been informative, educational and helpful in this discussion. 

Whatever you choose to eat, we here at JSB wish you a long healthy life free of drugs and disease – enjoy your food!

Here is just a very small selection of additional references (39 studies) for those looking into further links between meat and various cancers:

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Posted: Monday 31 March 2014