For those who doubt that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has an agenda that would keep Americans sick and dependent on drugs, an agenda that tries to stifle information about progressive nutrition that can keep you so healthy that you don’t need drugs as you get older, consider this statement about FDA’s sister organization, the US Department of Agriculture (USDA). Both agencies can’t be trusted to work for real public health.
“One thing I learned working in the government was that there are no gratuitous acts. Actions and reactions are designed to control the agenda, limit public access to potentially dangerous (to lobbyists) information, and protect under-the-radar arrangements between commercial interests and government agents,” Dr. Luise Light, former USDA nutrition director
"There are many nutritionists who say we need to eat differently--better and more simply, eating more fresh, local and whole foods. They have the message, but they don't know why the old food messages (eat everything in moderation; all food is good food, no matter how altered in processing) keep swinging back around into the limelight, despite rejection by most nutritionists and public health authorities.
The reason these old, discredited messages keep coming back to haunt us is because they are promoted by global, multi-national companies aiming to control global food and agriculture, and their biggest profits from foods made of sugar, fat and refined flour. Nutrition in their view is just a marketing tool.
All this and more I learned working at the USDA, lobbied continuously by the major food trade groups, my work subject to their edits and revisions. Remember "Ketchup is a vegetable?" I was there. I tell the story in my book. Today, the government-lobbyist revolving doors are as robust in agriculture as in all the other agencies under the present administration. The agency that released the new food pyramid in 2005 was led by a former vice president of the Pork Producers Association. Do you think he might have a slight bias about what's good to eat?"