Excerpt of In Defense of Food by Michael Pollan
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Yet as a general rule it's a whole lot easier to slap a health claim on a box of
sugary cereal than on a raw potato or a carrot, with the perverse result that
the most healthful foods in the supermarket sit there quietly in the produce
section, silent as stroke victims, while a few aisles over in Cereal the Cocoa
Puffs and Lucky Charms are screaming their newfound "whole-grain goodness" to
the rafters. Watch out for those health claims.
*L. I. Lesser, C. B. Ebbeling, M. Goozner, D. Wypij, and D. S. Ludwig,
"Relationship Between Funding Source and Conclusion Among Nutrition-Related
Scientific Articles," PLoS Medicine, Vol. 4, No. 1, e5
Excerpted from In Defense of Food by Michael Pollan.
Reprinted by arrangement with The Penguin Press, a member of Penguin Group
(USA), Inc. Copyright (c) Michael Pollan, 2008.