The Food Industry Wants the Public Confused About Nutrition

NutritionFacts .org
NutritionFacts .org
26 Jun 2020

The “Fairness Doctrine” example shows to what extent the purveyors of unhealthy products will go to keep the truth from the American public.

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The trans fat story is an excellent example of this, which I just did two videos about, Controversy Over the Trans Fat Ban ( and Banning Trans Fat in Processed Foods but Not Animal Fat (

Isn’t that Fairness Doctrine example amazing? Just goes to show how powerful the truth can be. If you want to support my efforts to spread evidence-based nutrition you can donate to our 501c3 nonprofit here (, and support Balanced (, an ally organization helped launch to put this evidence into practice.

More tobacco industry parallels can be found in Big Food Using the Tobacco Industry Playbook ( American Medical Association Complicity with Big Tobacco ( and How Smoking in 1956 is Like Eating in 2017 (

Want to know more about that saturated fat tax idea? See: Would Taxing Unhealthy Foods Improve Public Health? (

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-Michael Greger, MD FACLM

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