Much of the advice--perhaps most--that the United States government offers its citizen is based, not on sound science or research, but the influence of industry lobbyists armed with political donations.
An example, with life and death consequences, is the United States Department of Agriculture's MyPlate. Compare this to the Healthy Eating Plate, created by experts at Harvard School of Public Health and Harvard Medical School. As the Harvard nutritional experts point out,
As can be seen, Harvard is not promoting the dairy industry, which produces some of the most unhealthy foods a person can eat. The Harvard team,The Healthy Eating Plate, created by experts at Harvard School of Public Health and Harvard Medical School, points consumers to the healthiest choices in the major food groups. The U.S. Department of Agriculture's MyPlate, in contrast, fails to give people some of the basic nutrition advice they need to choose a healthy diet. The Healthy Eating Plate is based exclusively on the best available science and was not subjected to political and commercial pressures from food industry lobbyists.
and of the USDA's recommendations saying,recommends limiting milk and dairy to one to two servings per day, since high intakes are associated with increased risk of prostate cancer and possibly ovarian cancer
The USDA is not working to promote the health and safety of Americans, but rather corporations whose only "bottom line" is shareholder value or profits. If the pursuit of those corporate values compromises people's health or lives that is merely collateral damage for which no one, including the USDA which is deliberately misleading people, will be held accountable.MyPlate recommends dairy at every meal, even though there is little if any evidence that high dairy intakes protect against osteoporosis, and there is considerable evidence that too-high intakes can be harmful.