Thursday, November 28, 2013

A Damning Expose of Food Industry Involvement In Canadian Health Policy Making

Would you want Exxon to be setting environmental policy? How about Pfizer organizing drug safety? Philip-Morris working on national smoking cessation strategies?

If you answered "no" to any of those aforementioned questions then I'll invite you to ponder the wisdom of the Canadian federal government's inclusion of the food industry as voting or advisory members at tables meant to hammer out public health policies that in turn would pertain to food.

That graphic up above? It comes from a brief paper published this week in Open Medicine which no doubt should shame the government.....though in order to feel shame you'd need to care and that's something I'm challenged to believe our government does.

Have a read yourself and if you're looking for some proof behind my statement that our government truly doesn't care, look no further than their Box 1.