Sunday, October 26, 2008

Day 210- Nutrition Bite

Adam Voiland wrote an article called "10 Things the Food Industry Doesn't Want You to Know". One of the ten items is the food industry funds front groups that fight anti obesity public health initiatives. Unless you follow politics closely, you wouldn't necessarily realize that a group named the Center for Consumer Freedom (CCF) has anything to do with the food industry. In fact, Ludwig and Nestle point out that this group lobbies aggressively against obesity-related public health campaigns, such as the one directed at removing junk food from schools. This group is funded, according to the Center for Media and Democracy, primarily through donations from big food companies such as Coca-Cola, Cargill, Tyson Foods and Wendy's. See article for more details.

Sugar Preacher's Experience

The two nutritional experts from New York University discuss why you shouldn't be sold on marketing campaigns. The article also indicated research funded by the food industry is biased reflecting favorable results towards the product. The research leans toward advertising vs. science. On the other hand, research not funded by the industry has less desirable results. These studies are food for thought... Many healthy products are available on the market. However, I prefer food from scratch if time allows preparation.

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