It shouldn’t surprise anyone that a recent report on airplane food reserved its “healthy” label for strictly vegetarian food. The report’s source, the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM), is not a medical charity, but an animal rights group.

PCRM is affiliated with People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA). The group’s president sits on the board of the PETA Foundation. PETA has given it nearly $1 million to date. The result? Deceptive animal activists wearing sheep’s clothing. That’s why the American Medical Association has formally censured the group.

The mission of this misnamed committee is the same as PETA’s — to remove beef, chicken, pork and dairy foods from our diets, whether we like it or not. Hence the group’s bias toward calling non-vegetarian food “unhealthy.”

Most Americans know better than to take dietary advice from animal rights radicals. And the last thing busy travellers need is a group of zealots telling them what to eat.