Conflicto of Interesta Pyramid
- The people who are deciding what foods belong on
USDA's new Food Pyramid have recommended that
adults increase their dairy intake by 50%. Where
do they find these men and women of deceit, from
the planet Conflicto in the spiraling galaxy of
A few years ago, I addressed that same committee
and pointed my finger at the USDA under-secretaries.
The transcript of my appearance:
The highlights from my testimony:
"I'd like to ask...who funds you, Dr. Kennedy?
Who funds you, Dr. Watkins and Lurie and Huberto
Garza who's listening on the telephone?
"We know, Dr. Kennedy, that you're on the Board of
Directors of a research organization funded by Dannon
"We know, Huberto Garza, that you get $500,000 a year
from USDA as a line item. At Cornell University you
work for the Dairy Council. And Joanna Dwyer who worked on
this food dietary guideline committee worked for the dairy
industry as did Rachel Johnson and Roland Weinster and
Richard Deckelbaum and it goes on and on, Scott Grundy. All
connections to the dairy industry. What's going on here?
"The first part, I want to tell you that we're not
pleased about these conflicts of interest."
Circumstances seem not to have changed much over time.
Marie Antoinette lost her head for suggesting that French
peasants eat cake. In the 1700s, "cake" referred to fireplace
ashes baked with water and flour, a cheap and tasteless
version of bread. This year's USDA cretins suggest that
American peasants consume additional portions of dairy.
My advice: Stick with the cake.