As the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Department of Health and Human Services prepare to release new dietary guidelines, activists and food industry groups are waging quiet but intense behind-the-scenes lobbying campaigns. The most visible fight involves proposals to consider the “environmental sustainability” of different foods — including the carbon footprint of commercially-raised livestock. Kojo examines debates about the new dietary guidelines, and how decisions made in Washington reverberate around the country.


  • Mary Clare Jalonick Reporter, The Associated Press
  • Robert C. Post Senior Director for Nutrition and Regulatory Affairs, Chobani; Former Acting Executive Director, Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion, United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) (2007-2013)

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