Food Industry and Political Influences on American Nutrition
We eat what we buy and decisions about what we buy are heavily influenced by the food industry, government policies, and our personal beliefs about food. A nutritionist’s viewpoint with respect to eating is expected to be governed largely by objective, peer-reviewed science, but the beliefs of most people are insulated from that primary layer of information. In modern industrialized nations, most people’s beliefs and behaviors about nutrition are influenced directly or indirectly by, amongst other factors, governmental nutritional policy. For all of us, appreciating the influence placed on our nutrition habits can be a tough pill to swallow.
KeywordsPolitics Consumer rights Public advocacy Corporate self-regulation Food and Drug Administration US Department of Agriculture
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