Friday, June 10, 2016
FDA to Redefine “Healthy” Foods
Essentially FDA guidelines are seriously in need of a substantial update. From this item one gets the impression that the warning on saturated fats is still in effect. That error came in in the late fifties. Add in the reality that sugar should be actively limited and the whole set becomes bunkum.
What is happening is that consumers are educating themselves and shifting gears. I started eating corn oil margarine as a child in response to what is now understood to be fraudulent propaganda. I finally switched back to butter only recently. That is how long fraud can sway a market...The FDA is today under serious pressure because so many decisions clearly favor sponsor interests and testing is rarely independent or certainly compromised. This must lead to a top to bottom reform.
Organic Consumers Association May 10, 2016 Wall Street Journal May 10, 2016 Medicinenet.com May 10, 2016 NPR May 10, 2016 Kaiser Health News May 10, 2016 NBC News May 11, 2016 Reuters May 11, 2016 BMJ October 2013 American Journal of Clinical Nutrition March 2010: 91(3); 502-509 Sugarscience.org, 61 Names for Sugar