How the USDA Screwed Up the American Diet

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Does it seem like the official low-fat dietary guidelines have been wrong about pretty much everything? So why do we keep trusting government agencies – ferociously lobbied by the food industry – to tell us what to eat?

IF YOU’VE TRIED to watch what you eat over the past few decades — and who hasn’t? — chances are you’ve come to loathe the federal government, at least when it comes to food advice. The New Yorker recently ran a satirical piece on this topic that was headlined, “Scientists Decide Thing Previously Thought Healthy, Then Unhealthy, Before Healthy Again, Does, in Fact, Cause Cancer,” which is exactly — yeah.

At least it’s worth having a laugh about it:

Philadephia Magazine: How the USDA Screwed Up the American Diet — and Deprived Me of So Much Delicious Butter

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Earlier

The Low-Fat Diet: “A Massive Public Health Failure”

The Hidden Truth Behind Ancel Keys’ Famous Fat Graph

The Problems with the American Dietary Guidelines

“The Government’s Carb-Heavy Healthy Eating Guide Could Be CAUSING Obesity”

Videos

The Big Fat Surprise – Nina Teicholz
Can Red Meat Kill You? – Nina Teicholz

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