Big Food is our modern day Big Tobacco

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Good piece. Particularly trenchant on some of the health organization partnerships with unhealthy food companies. Quote:

Diet and weight-related diseases are ravaging the developed world. Americans are now spending the majority of their food dollar on foods purchased outside of the home, while the purchase of processed foods for consumption inside the home have doubled since 1982. We are not going to solve our nutritional woes by holding hands with the food industry. Instead, we need to aggressively and repeatedly hammer home the message that there are no shortcuts to health, that health can’t be purchased in a box or in a restaurant, that kitchens are the most valuable rooms in our homes, and that health organizations should not serve as sales and marketing teams for Big Food.

We need someone to be our C. Everett Koop: To stand up and call Big Food out for what it is — our modern day Big Tobacco. And just like with Big Tobacco, this challenge requires fight, not friendship.

Big Food is our modern day Big Tobacco.

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