More Reductio Creep


The administration should be throwing its weight behind the anti-obesity strategy instead of fighting it. Its current stance has nothing to do with health and everything to do with the political power of Big Food ? and especially Big Sugar.

It used to be that terms like "Big Food" and "Big Sugar" were used as facetious analogues of "Big Tobacco" by The Onion. But as far as I can tell, the NY Times is completely serious.

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Big Food? That is funny.

Big Food?

That is funny.

Who are they trying to kid?

Who are they trying to kid? The USDA was a creation of "Big Food." Just look at the so-called Food Guide Pyramid. It's a classic product of the intersecting alliance of agribusiness, the USDA, the American Dietetic Association, the state Surgeons-General, and the massive army of university researchers that get their funds from one or more of the above.

If you look at the "expert" dietitians who designed the Pyramid, almost all of them were on the payroll of ADM, the dairy industry, etc.