Hat tip to Spark of Reason for this article from The Huffington Post:
People in America like to think that they eat with freedom. Ultimately, however, they can only pick what is presented to them, and what they can afford. Then, the decision is based on what they believe to be healthy, tasty and safe. With that in mind, can you imagine how great it would be for the industries mentioned above, if dietary advice given could be contained and restricted to just one organization that they could pour money into? That scenario is not just some North Koreanesque wet dream. It is USA 2010.
Staggeringly, in 46 out of 50 States, the message the authorities want you to have is protected. The law determines who is able to provide you with nutritional advice.
The Commission on Dietetic Registration is the credentializing agency for the ADA. A practicing dietician not registered with the ADA or CDR is liable to face prosecution in over 90% of the country. The ADA (American Dietetic Association) has complete monopoly on dietary advice. To keep the bubble airtight, the full might of the law has even been implemented. Kim Jong-il would be proud of the attention to detail.
Theory To Practice raised this issue not too long ago. Cut to the chase; Metabolic Syndrome is a cash cow at the centre of a web. Each thread of the current status quo is neatly drawn together in a way that causes the masses get sicker, fatter and poorer.
So in this situation, "Who Ya Gonna Call?". That's right; Nestle. Nestle's latest business-move seeks to capitalise on the 'business opportunity' that is 'sick people':
"The combination of health economics, changing demographics and advances in health science show that our existing health care systems, which focus on treating sick people, are not sustainable and need redesigning," said Nestle chairman Peter Brabeck-Letmathe.
Chief executive Paul Bulcke said the group wanted to "seize this promising business opportunity."
The multinational is aiming to use the new outfits to develop "personalised health science nutrition to prevent and treat health conditions such as diabetes, obesity, cardiovascular disease and Alzheimer's disease, which are placing an unsustainable burden on the world?s health care systems."
Preventing and treating diabetes, obesity, CVD, Alzheimers? I would say that his emphasis will ONLY be to 'treat' - because to prevent these conditions is going to hammer his company's core business - which I am sure both he and his research guys know.
Reminds me of the story about the guy who created the reuseable match. Business was great for the first year....something Nestle will be aware of. Baise Moi.
There has never been a better time to be a part of the Paleo Resistance!