Ag and Energy Report; December 20

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A prominent medical journal published a scathing attack on global health advice to eat less sugar.
 
Warnings to cut sugar, the study argued, are based on weak evidence and can’t be trusted.
 
But the review, published in the Annuals of Internal Medicine, quickly elicited sharp criticism from public health experts because the authors have ties to the food and sugar industries.
 
Critics say this is the latest in a series of efforts by the food industry to shape global nutrition advice by supporting prominent academics who question the role of junk food and sugary drinks in causing obesity, type 2 diabetes and other health problems.
 
Las Vegas announced it has reached its goal of powering the city entirely with renewable energy, meeting a goal the city has been working toward for nearly a decade.
 
The goal was reached with the launch of boulder solar 1, a 100-megawatt solar plant located just outside the city.
 
Las Vegas began its renewable energy project in 2008, reducing electricity usage through sustainability programs and installing solar panels on city buildings.
 
Look for lower beef prices at the grocery store. 
 
November 2016 was the largest beef production month since 2010. 
 
The industry experts at cattle fax says supermarket shoppers will see lower retail prices on beef, including popular holiday cuts like the tenderloin and rib roast.
 
And Campbell’s is doing something unique. 
 
It’s going to try out its soup recipe from 1915. 
 
It’s a beefsteak tomato soup and Campbell’s will make 10,000 cans of it…a small batch compared to what they normally produce. 
 
They adjusted the salt levels for modern palates, because the soup wasn’t just a fun experiment: It will be available for sale.
 

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