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Thinking Forward: The Quicksand of Appeasing the Food Industry

  • Kelly D. Brownell mail

    kelly.brownell@yale.edu

    Affiliation: Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, United States of America

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  • Published: July 03, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1001254

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Carrots Needed To Direct Change

Posted by NEWtritious on 10 Jul 2012 at 12:39 GMT

While it is easy to point the finger at the food industry, as they are the ones profiting from their exploitation of our failing regulatory system. The solution might lie elsewhere.

If the medical profession (& their associations, which serve as their mouthpiece) would openly recognize & promote the importance of nutrition in the prevention of chronic disease (especially those directly linked to lifestyle choices: diabetes & heart disease), maybe the regulators would up date our regulations to better reflect our 21st Century food science knowledge, and allow the appropriate claims of disease prevention to be promoted!

As it stands now, only "drugs" can prevent, affect, modify, or cure disease. 

So, why take food that seriously?

No competing interests declared.