Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Physician's Committee for Responsible Medicine Lawsuit Against USDA

Here's an update on the lawsuit filed against Tom Vilsack/USDA and Kathleen Sebelius/DHHS by the Physician's Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM) concerning the illegality of the USDA Dietary Guidelines I posted about previously.

First off, here's the court complaint filed on January 5, 2011.

The site Gigabiting says a judge's initial ruling favored PCRM:
"Round 1 has been won by the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM), the research and advocacy group that is suing the two federal agencies. Last week, a U.S. District Court judge ruled that the named agencies violated federal laws when they selected individuals with known financial ties to various food industries to serve on the advisory committee that drew up the nutritional guidelines that comprise the latest version of the USDA’s Food Pyramid. 6 out of 11 committee members, including its chairperson, have either received payments or served on corporate and industry boards for the likes of the National Dairy Council, The National Cattleman’s Beef Association, the American Egg Board, and Dannon."
- The Food Pyramid Is Illegal. And Racist.
How about that.

1 comment:

Unknown said...

I'm glad to read this. I've been suspicious of both the USDA food pyramid, and the fact that Monsanto has a big part in what is being grown due to the former head running the USDA despite much evidence that GMO derived foods are harmful.