Saturday, May 20, 2017

Policy Does Not Equal Science: Development of U.S. Dietary Guidelines, A...

Very interesting lecture.  It covers:

  • Historical changes in the U.S. diet
  • The impact of the U.S.D.A.'s dietary guidelines on the weight and health of the U.S. population and the viability of family farms.
  • The science (or lack of science) behind the dietary guidelines.
  • The interesting but unintended alignment of those who promote plant-based diets with the goals of food corporation.
Mrs. Hite's discussion of data will certainly raise questions about the rational basis for the U.S.D.A.'s progressive promotion of more and more plant-based diets. 

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