What’s Harvard’s Beef With Texas A&M?
John Sharp didn’t mince words when he fired off an angry letter to Harvard University’s president back in January. The chancellor of the Texas A&M University system wrote to decry the actions of Harvard nutrition scientists who had publicly maligned Texas A&M AgriLife—the university’s agricultural college and four state research agencies—as part of a “disinformation triangle” beholden to the beef industry. “I can assure you that Texas A&M’s research is driven by science. Period,” wrote Sharp, sharply. At issue was a controversial report, published last fall in the Annals of Internal Medicine, that argued to upend the dietary recommendations resulting from a scientific consensus linking red meat to heart disease and cancer. Its lead author, Bradley Johnston, had received funding for other work from AgriLife…View Original Post
Source: Texas Monthly