Isn't it funny that the loser, Peck, from the Ghostbusters movie looks just like the spokesperson for the first US Dietary Guidelines committee? Pretty much sums it up if you're pressed for time...
Now nearly 50 years later, they are meeting again with the goal of telling everyone what and how much to eat... and apparently continuing the obesity crisis. The public comment period is open and by my submission below, you'll see what I personally think of the group and their "work."
These "public servants" (serving you plenty of BS) come to a heavily biased conflict of interest table every five years to not only tell you what to eat, but direct the budgets of federal food programs (think military, schools, food assistance, prisons, etc.) and influence hospitals and healthcare in general. But that's not many people, right?!!
The whole thing is a charade as it's brought to you by the Agriculture Department which of course subsidizes grain, soy, corn, etc. -- all things that make you FAT. In other words, they pay farmers to produce junk which can be cheaply produced yet highly profitable processed foods, then feed the excess to the poor who have highest rates of obesity and related diseases. Are they trying to make a population sick so we don't have the energy to question all the other dumb shit they're doing?!! (And for all you haters of one administration or another out there, it's a bipartisan F up, so your "team" is just as guilty as the other.)
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Agency: Food and Nutrition Service (FNS)
Document Type: Nonrulemaking
Title: Meetings: 2020 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee
Document ID: FNS-2019-0001-6698
Dear Sirs and Madams,
Please, please, please, I urge you and your group to reconsider your move to define "low carb" as 45% of fewer calories from this macronutrient. None of the valid low-carb studies use anywhere near this level of what essentially turns to SUGAR in the liver and your making this move will further confuse American people (and the globe) about what to eat for health.
At this point your organization has done so much damage to the globe's health with your upside down guidelines promoting carbohydrates and demonizing real, whole animal foods that it should be viewed as criminal. Your best move would be to abandon this practice and stop influencing the country and world with your backwards, pro big food and big pharma stances void of actual science and filled with weak epidemiological evidence.
What you're doing is WRONG and IMMORAL. Either get out of the game or use ACTUAL EVIDENCE based science as urged by The Nutrition Coalition to create your guidelines. And please stop "losing" the applications of esteemed professionals whose views you don't agree with -- it's so obviously biased it's sickening. You all are on the wrong side of science and history and the future will not be kind to these biased errors.
A concerned, angry citizen who has changed her professional life to leave marketing and instead help heal people whose health the US government is actively responsible for damaging as a health coach.
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