Saturday, December 17, 2011

What You May Not Know About The USDA

Did You Know...
The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) is charged with the dual roles of promoting the agricultural industry and establishing nutrition guidelines. In her book Food Politics: How The Food Industry Influences Nutrition and Health, Food Science Professor Marion Nestle writes about the contradictory nature of these roles and how the USDA's nutrition advice over the years has been greatly influenced by the monetary interests of the agriculture industry. A must-read for anyone interested in the politics of food in the U.S.

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