Industry attempts to influence the Food Pyramid

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Nice job by the Chicago Tribune in its story, “Looking at the food pyramid,” a story on last week’s Washington, DC meeting to accept public comment on the proposed guidelines for 2010, which will be released at the end of the year. The story touches on issues raised by the salt, fat, seafood and dietary supplements industries.


“The proposed 2010 guidelines are the first to acknowledge America’s dire obesity epidemic and the roles environment and communication play in actually getting the public to follow the suggestions.

They cite “powerful influences that currently promote unhealthy consumer choices, behaviors and lifestyles” in our environment.”

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Ken Leebow

July 23, 2010 at 10:38 am

Foods, meds … is there a third? So, we can have a tri-fecta.
I’ll go with factory farming and animal antibiotics. Is it any wonder we have a health catastrophe in this country?
Ken Leebow