Recommendations on red & processed #meat: "When only low certainty evidence is available [.] guideline panels should refrain from making strong recommendations & [encourage] individual decision making based on absolute estimates of effect"

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"The ease with which one can distinguish justified belief from opinion varies across scientific disciplines [...] Epidemiology and clinical epidemiology lie closer to the latter than the former"…
"the most vocal nutritional epidemiologists argue that GRADE is applicable only to contexts in which randomized trials are feasible. [A proposed] alternative is the NutriGrade method, for which the lead author now endorses GRADE over his own alternative approach" 💣
But: GRADE *can* find moderate certainty evidence for dietary scenarios (e.g. "short-term low carbohydrate and Mediterranean dietary patterns to reduce weight & blood pressure (surrogate outcomes)", but the case for red meat is simply weak to very weak.
"Given absolute risks [] are the standard approach for reporting magnitudes of treatment or exposure effects in guidelines, a source of major confusion is prior failure of dietary guidelines to highlight, or even report, the very small absolute risk reductions"

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"An 'IPCC for Food' is likely to be proposed as an outcome of the UN #FoodSystems Summit [.] This proposal stems from a small group of proponents but has been amplified by the networks & business interests which it would serve"

Report here:…
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"calls for an 'IPCC for Food' originated from a small group [&] have been amplified by a powerful network of organizations [that] are using the UN #FoodSystems Summit to promote their 'game-changing' proposal [.] The [Summit's] Scientific Group serves as an 'early experiment'"
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#Nutriscore vs. #NOVA or, to put it differently, should we label this vitamin-fortified sugar formulation (that is obviously targeting children) as:

- "good nutritional quality"
- or as "ultra processed food"?…
Greenwashing it as "BIO" doesn't really help much.…
Tweaking the formulation by adding 20% "hydrolyzed rice" (nutri-washed as "cereals") seems to further upgrade the scores. It's still fortified sugar though. And it's aiming at 3-year old children.…
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"No one left behind"
= PR slogan of the WEF technocrats

"Legal mechanisms"
= banning, restricting, forcing, ...

"Rethinking protein"
= replace animal source foods with factory-made concoctions
Brought to you by the usual suspects: EAT founder + a mixture of UN representatives, finance hotshots, animal rights/vegan militants, companies with vested interests in imitation foods, & their academic stormtroopers

Overview here:…
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First of all, food systems don't need to be "reset", that's a ludicrous statement. And second: stay the hell away from people's diets, you predators.
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