NBGA Seeks Sound Science for Dietary Guidelines on Beer Consumption; Participates in Beer Institute Virtual Hill Climb
USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue is currently reviewing recommendations from the Dietary Guidelines Committee, which included an abrupt an unvetted proposal to change the recommendations on alcohol consumption for men. NBGA joined with hop, rice, and wine grape grower organizations and manufacturers in the beverage alcohol supply chain to request a meeting to discuss the 2020 Dietary Guidelines Committee’s (DGAC) Scientific Report and the confusion surrounding suggested changes to the moderate consumption guidelines for alcohol.
NBGA Washington representatives Tom Hance, Dale Thorenson and Blair Elias also participated in the Beer Institute virtual Hill Climb. The series of video meetings with Members of Congress and their staff touched on a number of priority issues for the beer industry including the dietary guidelines, extension of the Craft Beveridge Modernization & Tax Reform Act, and ongoing market disruptions and impacts of the COVID pandemic.