Pesticides Are Good for You, Big Food's Co-optation of Nutrition Professionals, Food Safety News, October 17
Michele Simon, a public health lawyer, reports on her experience at the American Dietetic Association's annual conference.
"The exhibit hall seemed more like a processed food trade show than a nutrition conference."Education sessions were hosted by, for example, the National Dairy Council and the Corn Refiners Association. Culinary demos were offered by Coca-Cola, PepsiCo, Hershey, and McNeil (maker of the fake sugar, Splenda). One session she attended, "Snacking and the 2010 Dietary Guidelines," was presented by "the largest snacking expert in the nation, Frito-Lay."
The comments were enlightening.