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

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Government Misinformation

The only good is knowledge, the only evil is ignorance.

—SOCRATES

Our federal government plays an important role in our health. It’s responsible for funding health research, approving drugs and treatments, determining nutritional recommendations for federal institutions and school lunch programs, and establishing rules for nutritional labeling, among many other things. In the United States, we are supposed to enjoy a government of the people, by the people, and for the people. This should translate to a government whose policies seek to maximize public health by finding, funding, and promoting the most effective means ...

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