As a response to Time magazine’s this week’s cover story, “America’s Food Crisis and How to Fix It” which is critical of U.S. food production practices, the American Meat Institute announced its disapproval of the story by writing a letter to the publishing company.
AMI President and CEO J. Patrick Boyle said it was dumbfounding that Time Magazine would take one of the great American success stories and turn into an unrecognizable story of exploitation, manipulation and greed.
Boyle pointed out that American livestock producers and meat and poultry processors provide American consumers with an wide array of product choices, with numerous flavour options and nutritional profiles, at reasonable price ranges. And despite this abundance, Americans spend less than any other developed nation in the world on meat and poultry products — about 1.7% of our incomes per year today down from over 4% in 1970.
Also put into question by Boyle was Time magazine’s lack of balance and one-sided reporting.
Source: AMI – American Meat Institute