To the editor:
March 23rd has been proclaimed by President Biden as National Agriculture Day, an occasion dedicated to the farmers and farmworkers who toil in all conditions to ensure that we all have a healthy, safe and abundant food supply.
The observance was first launched in 1973 by the Agriculture Council of America (ACA), a nonprofit organization of leaders in the agriculture, food and fiber communities.
I was shocked to learn that the governors of Nebraska, Wyoming and Iowa chose this special occasion to promote consumption of beef, the one agricultural product that has been linked overwhelmingly with high incidence of heart disease, stroke, cancer, diabetes and obesity. Beef is laden with saturated fats, cholesterol, hormones and pathogens. It lacks complex carbohydrates, fiber and essential vitamins and minerals.
I feel this is a blatant display of political corruption by elected officials overruling any concern for their constituents’ health and welfare.
(s) Eric Lindstrom,
Farm Animal Rights