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·         In protein we trust

The animal protein industry has a lot of good stories to share…

 

·         What Are the Positive Health Effects of Eating Meat?

Meat provides protein as well as several micronutrients such as iron, and B complex vitamins…

 

 

In protein we trust

 

By Kimberlie Clyma, Meat+Poultry

11.21.2021

 

The animal protein industry has a lot of good stories to share. Around 800,000 people in the United States work in meat and poultry processing. Every American farm produces enough food to feed around 165 people. More than 40% of animal feed ingredients are left over from making human food. The US dairy industry has committed to be carbon neutral or better by 2050.

 

But stories alone don’t build trust.

 

“I think if you boil it down, the industry has for decades been facing a lack of trust,” said David Miniat, chief executive officer and chairman of the board of Miniat Holdings LLC and executive board member of the North American Meat Institute (NAMI).

 

“We are great at doing the right thing, as an industry – we have done so for a long time. And we have done a lot of work on telling our story,” said Eric Mittenthal, chief strategy officer for NAMI. “The part that has been missing, that’s crucial in earning trust, is proving it.”

 

NAMI’s newest initiative – the Protein PACT – is setting out to provide the necessary proof to secure and sustain consumer trust in the animal protein industry. PACT represents the People, Animals and Climate of Tomorrow.

 

“The Protein PACT is about the proof,” Mittenthal said. “We have set out to determine how we can prove our successes, and how that can feed into an industrywide story telling effort that demonstrates that proof.”

 

In short, the goal of the Protein PACT is to “build trust through a commitment to continuous improvement that demonstrates shared values with consumers, customers and investors.”

 

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PACT partners ...  

 

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What Are the Positive Health Effects of Eating Meat?

 

By Hidaya Aliouche, B.Sc., Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc., News Medical Life Sciences

Nov 17, 2021

 

Meat provides protein as well as several micronutrients such as iron, and B complex vitamins. There are typically more negative health effects associated with eating meat, however, moderate consumption for example in well varied and complete diets is associated with positive health outcomes.

 

Overall, red meat contains quality protein and essential nutrients that support a healthful diet. Moreover, the contribution of red meat towards saturated fat intake is viewed as misunderstood and there is evidence to support the inclusion of lean red meat in diets for cardiovascular health.

 

Red meat as a source of essential nutrients

 

Dietary iron is found in two forms: heme and nonheme iron. The heme content of red meat is 10-fold greater compared to white meat such as chicken. Hemoglobin and myoglobin iron is most abundant in the ferric form of iron; this has the strongest oxidative properties but is better absorbed than non-heme iron present in plant-derived foods. Heme iron is associated with cognitive development and functioning in children and young adults.

 

Meat-derived, alongside animal-derived foods, such as dairy products and fish, are the sole natural sources of vitamin B12. In individuals who exclude such foods, these foods from their diet are at risk of inadequate intake. Alongside B12, dietary iron is predominantly and has the greatest bioavailability in animal products.

 

Red, meat provides 91% of the recommended daily intake (RDI) of vitamin B12 from the recommended daily intake of a cooked serving of 85g. Vitamin B12 reduces the risk of developing megaloblastic anemia and its deficiency is associated with irreversible neurologic disease.

 

Red meat also contains zinc (45–62% (males–females)) which is important in cell growth and replication, the production of bone, and fortification of the immune system. This serving also provides 52% for selenium, 21% for phosphorous, 31–36% for niacin, 31% for vitamin B6, 27–12% for iron, and 13–15% for riboflavin. As such, red meat represents a major source of essential vitamins and minerals.

 

The satiating effects of meat ...

 

The controversial association of red meat intake and cancer ...

 

Red meat and cardiovascular health ...

 

Protein and healthy body weight and body composition ...

 

The association of lean red meat intake and weight loss ...

 

Red meat and vitality ...

 

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