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Government Policies are Making Us Sick

Government Policies are Making Us Sick

Around 1980 the USDA (U.S. Department of Agriculture), U.S. Public Health Service and eventually the FDA started a government campaign to limit dietary fat and cholesterol from the typical American diet. Their mantra was to limit red meat, saturated fats, eggs, bacon, heavy cream, and animal fats in general, and to encourage people to eat vegetable oils, margarines, soy products, grains, and skim milk products that include non-fat and low-fat dairy products. They gave us the American Food Pyramid with the bottom of the pyramid loaded with grains and cereals and the top of the pyramid with minimal animal products and fats. At this time in American dietary history, genetically modified grains and the high fructose corn grains became profitable for corporate food giants.

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