Fact Check: No, Biden Is Not Trying To Force Americans To Eat Less Red Meat

"WASHINGTON -- Republican members of Congress, Fox News personalities and other prominent right-wing figures are falsely claiming that President Joe Biden is trying to force Americans to eat far less red meat.

'Joe Biden's climate plan includes cutting 90% of red meat from our diets by 2030. They want to limit us to about four pounds a year. Why doesn't Joe stay out of my kitchen?' Colorado Rep. Lauren Boebert wrote on Twitter on Saturday.

No fewer than five Fox News or Fox Business personalities told versions of the scare story on the air starting Friday morning. For example, Fox News host Jesse Watters said Saturday that 'Americans are going to have to cut their red meat consumption by 90% in order to reduce emissions to hit Biden's target. That means you're only allowed to eat four pounds of red meat a year. That adds up to a burger a month. That's it.'

In a particularly odd moment on Twitter on Sunday, two Republican governors, Greg Abbott of Texas and Brad Little of Idaho, tweeted their opposition to the Biden red meat policy that doesn't exist -- and cited a Fox News graphic that listed the supposed elements of the nonexistent policy."

Daniel Dale reports for CNN April 26, 2021.


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Source: CNN, 04/27/2021