Why Is Nutrition So Commercialized?

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NutritionFacts .org
NutritionFacts .org
13 Oct 2020

Why is the field of nutrition often more about marketing products than educating people about the fundamentals of healthy eating?

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This is part of my extended video series on the reductionist trap. See, for example, Reductionism and the Deficiency Mentality (http://nutritionfacts.org/vide....o/reductionism-defic Previous videos that touch on the topic include on Industry Response to Plants Not Pills (http://nutritionfacts.org/vide....o/industry-response- and Is the Fiber Theory Wrong? (http://nutritionfacts.org/vide....o/is-the-fiber-theor

The Five to One Fiber Rule (http://nutritionfacts.org/vide....o/the-five-to-one-fi still holds, though, since it’s an indication of how heavily processed a product is.

There are two sides to the intellectual property argument when it comes to food. I explore both in Plants as Intellectual Property – Patently Wrong? (http://nutritionfacts.org/vide....o/plants-as-intellec

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