May 27, 2005

Does this research make me look fat?

Couple of weeks ago I wrote about the government's new food pyramid and predicted that it wouldn't take long for people to make fun of it.

Sure enough, from cartoon strips like Cathy to online journals like Slate, the laughter began.

What I hadn't expected was the next round, transparently orchestrated by the food lobby: that it's okay to be fat. Riiight.

Now, Puliter-prize winning journalist Gina Kolata provides an update: the food lobby twisted the research. Read her story here.

Posted by Ronald Holden at May 27, 2005 8:51 AM | TrackBack