Mainstream medicine’s permissive attitude towards smoking in the face of overwhelming evidence can be an object lesson for contemporary medical collusion with the food industry.
If the balance of scientific evidence favors plant-based eating, why isn’t the medical profession at the forefront of encouraging people to eat healthier? That’s the question this video tries to answer. Looking back to smoking in the 1950s, you can see how all of society, the government, and the medical profession itself could be in favor of habits that decades of science had already overwhelmingly condemned as harmful.
More on the influence industry can have on food policy:
- The McGovern Report
- Seeing Red No. 3: Coloring to Dye For
- Who Determines if Food Additives are Safe?
- Salmonella in Chicken & Turkey: Deadly But Not Illegal
- Collaboration with the New Vectors of Disease
- Taxpayer Subsidies for Unhealthy Foods Big
- Sugar Takes on the World Health Organization
- Food Industry Funded Research Bias
- Big Food Using the Tobacco Industry Playbook
- The Healthy Food Movement: Strength in Unity
Video, live links for the list above, and more info at American Medical Association Complicity with Big Tobacco | NutritionFacts.org