• Lobby Against Consumer Rights: The Pesticide Producers And Junk Food Industry

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    When it comes to nutrition, it is very important that you have the right to freedom of choice and information. Unfortunately, organizations such as the American Dietetic Association (now calling itself the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics or AND) are threatening your freedom of choice about health and nutrition.

    The chemical/pesticide industry and junk food companies spent nearly $70 million to defeat ballot initiatives in California and Washington that would have required the labeling of genetically modified (GM) foods.

    Even with that amount of money thrown at campaign ads, the initiatives were only just barely defeated, with voting margins of just over two percent in their favor. Labeling laws have now been proposed in more than two dozen states, and measures have already been passed in Connecticut and Maine.

    Industry Tries to Pre-Empt State Initiatives with Voluntary Federal Standard

    The industry certainly does not want you to know what is in your food, and they are willing to do just about anything to keep it that way. You see, the GMO debate has never been a public debate at all in the US.

    It has been purposely avoided, since the pesticide companies had to deal with the public backlash over a decade ago …

    After combing through three years of records, ANH-USA failed to find even one case of an unlicensed nutrition practitioner causing harm to a patient, and not one consumer complaint had ever been filed. In fact, the only complaints were those filed by RD board members themselves.

    In other words, no evidence whatsoever could be found that an open and competitive market for nutrition services endangers public health and safety. As of May 2013, only 24 states had passed restrictive nutrition counseling laws. The remaining states realize that this push has nothing to do with protecting the public, and everything to do with eliminating the competition.

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