Last updated on: 5/20/2011 | Author: ProCon.org

National Cattlemen's Beef Association Biography

Position:
Con to the question "Should People Become Vegetarian?"
Reasoning:

“At a time when calories really matter, lean beef is a great solution that can satisfy your appetite and provide more nutrients for fewer calories than many other foods. Nutrient-rich lean beef can help you meet the new Dietary Guidelines because it provides 10 essential nutrients for about 154 calories. In fact, it can take two to three times more calories to get the same amount of protein from many plant-based alternatives than from lean beef…

Research shows beef’s high-quality protein and essential nutrients make good diets better, improving overall nutrient intake and diet quality, and contributing to positive health outcomes like weight management.”

“Lean Beef Strengthens Diets for a Leaner, Healthier America,” beefnutrition.org (accessed May 5, 2011)

Description:

“Initiated in 1898, the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association is the marketing organization and trade association for America’s one million cattle farmers and ranchers. With offices in Denver, Chicago and Washington, D.C., NCBA is a consumer-focused, producer-directed organization representing the largest segment of the nation’s food and fiber industry…

The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) is the national trade association representing U.S. cattle producers, with more than 28,000 individual members and sixty-four state affiliate, breed and industry organization members. Together NCBA represents more than 230,000 cattle breeders, producers and feeders. NCBA works to advance the economic, political and social interests of the U.S. cattle business and to be an advocate for the cattle industry’s policy positions and economic interests.”

“The Association,” beefusa.org (accessed May 18, 2011)

Mission:

“[W]orking to increase profit opportunities for cattle and beef producers by enhancing the business climate and building consumer demand.”

Home page, beefusa.org (accessed May 18, 2011)

Other:
Trade association
Quoted in:
Pro & Con Quotes: Should People Become Vegetarian?