Saturday, October 20, 2012

Saturday Stories: Multivitamins, Dr. Oz and Veggies

Alex Hutchinson nails it on the multivitamin prevents cancer study, "For now, though, I'm sticking to the belief that eating as many fruit and vegetables as I can is the best possible multivitamin."

A Professor Emeritus of Food Science and Nutrition named Bruce Chassy writes a scathing open letter to Dr. Oz and his show's producers.

Darya Pino on Summer Tomato covers the difficult subject of getting your kids to actually eat their vegetables.

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3 comments:

  1. Anonymous8:48 am

    Hmmm. Sounds like Mr. Chassey is on the Big Food side.

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  2. Roman Korol9:47 am

    Presumably when Dr. Chassy, PhD, in his letter uses the term biotechnology production methods he means, quite simply, GMO's. What a grin-inducing eupemistic mouthful that is!

    From that, and setting aside the bickering about Dr. Oz, I focus on the important stuff and deduce the good doctor is on the side of Big Agro in opposing Prop. 37 in California, which, if passed in November, would require implementing a policy similar to what's already a done deal in 50 other countries on this planet for labelling of GMO content of what we eat. It's a heavy-caliber shot across Dr. Oz's bow, boosting Big Agro and their actors in the governmental regulatory maze, in the decisive final days of the Prop. 37 debate.

    As Mark Bittman of the New York Times has written, We have a right to know what's in the food we eat and a right to know how it's produced. This is true even if food containing or produced using GMO's were the greatest thing since crusty bread.

    Er . . . I dunno, have you a problem with that, Yoni?

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    1. Nope. But what I found fascinating about Dr. Chassey's letter was the behind the scenes look at how an Oz show is produced.

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