Studies have been linking red meat consumption to health problems like heart disease, stroke, and cancer for years, but these invariably suffer from methodological limitations.
In an unprecedented effort, health scientists at the University of Washington scrutinized decades of research on red meat consumption and its links to various health outcomes, introducing a new way to assess health risks in the process.
They only found weak evidence that unprocessed red meat consumption is linked to colorectal cancer, breast cancer, type 2 diabetes, and ischemic heart disease, and no link at all between eating red meat and stroke.
Published January 2019
Four specific strategies for delivering 21st-century protein
through to 2030 have consequently been identified,
illuminating the most effective “drivers of change” within this context. These strategies suggest a roadmap for delivering 21st-century protein:
1. Highlighting the multiple benefits to society of
transforming today’s protein systems
2. Promoting pathways to achieve cost parity across
choices that deliver on multiple benefits
3. Pursuing an intentional “Transition Decade” using
4. Developing innovation ecosystems and
collaboration platforms for research and action