Dairy and meat industry interests have reportedly expressed concern that the federal advisory committee tasked with revising U.S. dietary guidelines,  a project undertaken every five years, may be poised to prioritize production methods as a means of addressing sustainability issues. The Dietary Guide- lines Advisory Committee apparently discussed in a recent round of public meetings whether eating more plants and fewer animals would provide environmental benefits. A subcommittee chair, identified as Tufts University Nutrition Professor Miriam Nelson, was quoted as saying, “Our hope within our subcommittee is that we’ll at least provide some background. All of us want to maintain healthy eating and have that food supply for years to come.” She also reportedly indicated that the subcommittee is looking into beef and dairy production methods, as well as organic versus conventional growing methods. The advisory committee is expected to present its report to the U.S. Department of Agriculture and Department of Health and Human Services in early 2015, and those agencies will use it to develop final guidelines. See CQ Roll Call, January 17, 2014.