This is a huge step forward, not only in terms of standing up against animal abuse, but also in terms of the general health of our country. Keep in mind that while this is being proposed, it’s far from a guarantee that it will actually be implemented by hospitals — nevertheless it’s a good dose of awareness to the public.
The American Medical Association (AMA) has put out a call to eliminate processed meats from hospitals while focusing more on plant-based foods:
Resolution 406: HEALTHFUL HOSPITAL FOODS
RESOLVED, That our American Medical Association hereby call on US hospitals to improve the health of patients, staff, and visitors by (1) providing a variety of healthful food, including plant-based meals and meals that are low in fat, sodium, and added sugars, (2) eliminating processed meats from menus, and (3) providing and promoting healthful beverages.
Resolution 407: SNAP REFORM TO IMPROVE ACCESS TO HEALTHFUL FOODS
RESOLVED, That our American Medical Association requests that the federal government support Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) initiatives to (1) incentivize healthful foods and disincentivize or eliminate unhealthful foods and (2) harmonize SNAP food offerings with those of Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC).