Bill Gates Funded Study Claims Peanut M& M's are Healthier than Beef and Pork
August 11, 2022
Bill Gates and his meat-alternative agenda rise again through his recent funding in a study, claiming some candy and cereal are ‘healthier’ than pork, chicken and beef.
Dr. Dariush Moaffarian, a cardiologist, nutrition researcher and dean at the Tufts University Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, was funded in part by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to conduct research on more than 8,000 different foods and beverages to create a “Food Compass” that rates each food on nine nutritional values and gives each one a score on a scale of 0-100.
The nine nutritional values include:
• Nutrient Ratios—Unsaturated: Saturated fat, Fiber: Carbohydrate, Potassium: Sodium
• Food ingredients
• Specific Lipids
• Fiber and Protein
According to Moxaffarian’s scale used in the Food Compass, food or beverages with the following scores should be consumed accordingly:
• 0-30: limited consumption
• 31-69: consume in moderation
• 70-100: highly encouraged, no limitations
Moaffarain has been advising government officials and healthcare professionals across the world throughout his career, according to his curriculum vitae. He is co-chair of a task force preparing to present to the White House at the Conference on Hunger, Nutrition and Health next month.
Found in the list of foods, some traditionally considered “junk food” and less desirable, wild game meats rank higher than ground beef, pork chops and even skinless, sauceless chicken breast.
In order, from “best” to “worst,” the following foods and scores, among many others, include:
• Cereal, General Mills Cocoa Puffs – 64
• Chicken Breast, grilled, skinless, sauceless – 61 • Opossum, cooked – 57
• Potato chips, sour cream and onion flavored – 56
• Squirrel, cooked – 56
• Corn chips, flavored or plain (Fritos) – 55
• Chicken breast, rotisserie, skin on – 48
• Bear, cooked – 46 • Beaver, cooked – 43
• Chicken wing – 38
• M&M’s, peanut chocolate candies - 35
• Beef, roast, roasted, lean only – 29
• Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup – 28
• Ground beef, cooked – 26
• Cheese, cheddar – 26
• Pork bacon, smoked or cured, cooked – 24
• Pumpkin pie – 23
• Chocolate milk, made from syrup with whole milk – 23
• Pork roast, smoked or cured, cooked, lean and fat – 21
• Pork chop, smoked or cured, cooked lean only – 21
• Pork and beef sausage – 1
Regardless of the score, it might be a hard sell to say that a Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup or Peanut M&M’s are considered ‘healthier’ than ground beef or lean pork roast.
However, considering the Gates’ standing agenda for meat alternatives, it’s no surprise to see many animal agriculture meats fall to the bottom of the list.