In December 2000, a U.S. District Court judge ruled that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) violated federal laws when they selected individuals with known financial ties to various food industries to serve as members to the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee. This group was in charge of drawing up the latest nutritional guidelines that comprise the USDA's "Food Pyramid".
In addition to its educational purpose, the pyramid also serves as a basis for all federally funded food programs in the United States.
The research and advocacy group Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM) had filed the lawsuit in December, 2000.
PCRM asserts that the current food pyramid is unhealthy because it promotes the consumption of meat, eggs and dairy as part of the daily diet.
They also maintain that it is racially biased since nonwhite races are more likely to be lactose intolerant and some are more susceptible to diet-related chronic illnesses including heart disease, stroke, hypertension, obesity, diabetes and certain types of cancer.
As a matter of fact, several groups and people within the African-American community openly supported PCRM's lawsuit, including the NAACP, former Surgeon General Joycelyn Elders, Martin Luther King, III, and Muhammad Ali.
Below we have a new perspective on the food pyramid, free from the influence of Big Business interests. It is titled the HONEST FOOD PYRAMID put together by the team at Natural News. To be able to read it properly you can download it here for FREE Download the Honest Food Guide Here or visit their website here: http://www.honestfoodguide.org/
The Honest Food Guide (HFG) is:
- Free from the corruption and influence of various food industries (dairy, beef, junk foods, etc.)
- Designed to benefit you, not Big Business.
- Offers genuine nutritional information, not watered-down information designed to boost the sale of milk, beef and grains