"10 Things the Food Industry Doesn't Want You to Know"

Yahoo! printed this recent U.S. News story. It's a good read, and the full article is worth reading, but here it is in short:

1. Junk food makers spend billions advertising unhealthy foods to kids.

2. The studies that food producers support tend to minimize health concerns associated with their products.

3. Junk food makers donate large sums of money to professional nutrition associations.

4. More processing means more profits, but typically makes the food less healthy.

5. Less-processed foods are generally more satiating than their highly processed counterparts.

6. Many supposedly healthy replacement foods are hardly healthier than the foods they replace.

7. A health claim on the label doesn't necessarily make a food healthy.

8. Food industry pressure has made nutritional guidelines confusing.

9. The food industry funds front groups that fight antiobesity public health initiatives.

10. The food industry works aggressively to discredit its critics.

Comments

Mike Marsh said…
The last item reminds me of a Simpsons episode where Lenny and Carl are defending eggs to Homer, who spies the Egg Board's mascot (a guy in an egg suit) backing around the corner. Ah, good times.
Julie said…
I heart The Simpsons! I've never seen the egg episode.
Michael said…
I think it was in the episode where Homer joins a secret society called The Stonecutters.

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