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November 2, 2011
Dietary Guidelines: Science Versus Corporate Interests
The USDA Dietary Guidelines Committee stands accused of ignoring the science to justify its recommendation to eat meat.
November 1, 2011
Plant Protein Preferable
Since foods are a package deal, Dr. Walter Willet, the Chair of Harvard's nutrition department, recommends we emphasize plant sources of protein rather than animal sources.
October 31, 2011
Dietary Guidelines: It’s All Greek to the USDA
Unlike the United States, where the agriculture department is the lead agency on formulating dietary recommendations, other countries such as Greece rely on their health department. What do their...
October 28, 2011
Dietary Guidelines: From Dairies to Berries
The success story in Finland shows that science-based dietary guidelines can save millions of lives.
October 27, 2011
Dietary Guidelines: The First 25 Years
How have the Dietary Guidelines for Americans evolved over the years since they were first issued in 1980?
October 26, 2011
Dietary Guidelines: Just Say No
What happens when the twin mandates of the USDA to both promote agribusiness and protect our nation's health come into conflict?
October 25, 2011
Dietary Guidelines: USDA Conflicts of Interest
The mission of the U.S. Department of Agriculture is to promote agribusiness. At the same time, USDA is the agency primarily tasked with developing the nutrition guidelines.
October 21, 2011
Dietary Guidelines: With a Grain of Big Salt
The National Dairy Council teams up with the Salt Institute to downplay the risk of sodium in the American diet.
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