How the Food Industry Hijacked Nutrition (The four factors that food…
How the Food Industry Hijacked Nutrition
Who is the author?
is Paulette Goddard Professor of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health.
The food industry has mostly been focused on
profit over nutrition
crops that are part and parcel of these foostuff offenders, making them cheap and affordable.
PR agencies and lobbyist help influence government dietary regulations and promote a
What is the result?
Two out of three people today are
overweight or obese
, and life expectacy is shorter.
One-third of all vegetables consumed in the United States come from just three sources:
french fries, potato chips and iceberg lettuce.
that food industry is concerned about
Sweet, fatty and salty flavours sell the most
Low cost for both the client and manufacturers.
Dietary research tends to focus on a single nutrient at a time. But single nutrients don't function in isolation in the body.
What is the current situation?
People can't remember when food wasn't available everywhere
make it difficult to serve healthier food in schools. They advice people to eat more fruits and vegetables but those aren't subsidized.
What can we do?
Make a difference in a school
Just do something
, if you don't act, nothing will happen.