Food Politics by Marion Nestle » PAHO issues nutrition standards for ultraprocessed foods. Beverage Associations object.

Behold the following scenario:

The International Council of Beverages Associations:  It will not be useful if families find that nearly 80% of the foods and beverages in their grocery carts are unacceptable.

Me *waves hand wildly to get attention*

ICBA *sigh*: Yes?

Me: Seems like finding nearly 80% of the foods in their carts is unacceptable is kind of the point. People are making themselves sick, and they’re dying years earlier than they have to, because of their food choices. How can they change that if they don’t learn how bad the situation is? Families need that information. You just don’t want to shut down 80% of your production line and figure out how to give people Real Food.

Source: Food Politics by Marion Nestle » PAHO issues nutrition standards for ultraprocessed foods. Beverage Associations object.

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