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Whole: Rethinking the Science of Nutrition by Howard Jacobson, T. Colin Campbell

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14

Industry Exploitation and Control

I hope we shall crush in its birth the aristocracy of our monied corporations which dare already to challenge our government to a trial of strength, and to bid defiance to the laws of their country.

—THOMAS JEFFERSON

The wealthy and powerful industries that make up our health system have replaced its original goal—human health—with the pursuit of ever-increasing profits. Their money distorts research agendas, media reports on health issues, and government policies. And thanks to their skillful wielding of subtle power, they do so without leaving obvious evidence. My goal in this chapter is to make their fingerprints ...

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