Low-carb revolution unhealthy, and perhaps dangerous

by Jon Henshaw

Phillip J. Carlson in The Raw Story reports:

Food producers know that if individuals are focusing on carbs they are less likely to notice that new products are extremely unhealthy. Advertisers are gunning for you; their latest weapon exploits the low-carb craze. Further, the fast food industry lobbied successfully to protect itself from lawsuits alleging that consuming their food was deleterious to health. This legislation, known as the Personal Responsibility in Food Consumption Act of 2003, known as the “Cheeseburger Bill,” seeks to protect the food industry from lawsuits holding them responsible for obesity or obesity-related diseases.

With federal protection, and clever marketing tools, American food producers continue to act irresponsibly. But they’re just giving the consumer what they want; low carbs, high flavor, high fat, and “healthiness.” Quoting former White House spokesman Ari Fleischer, food producers should “watch what they say, watch what they do;” these false claims can only lead to troubles ahead.

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