Thanks! I'm a fan of Denise Minger's analysis and discussions about nutrition, so I'm looking forward to reading this. I heard an interview with her about it, and the politics involved in adopting the pyramid sound particularly interesting. :)
As part of a special Amazon Buck Books promotion, until midnight tonight you can get a Kindle copy of Death by Food Pyramid for just 99 cents. This is an excellent book. She doesn't just look at the studies, she actually in many cases digs through the original raw data itself. Plus, she's pretty funny! A good read!
The great enemy of truth is very often not the lie--deliberate, contrived and dishonest--but the myth--persistent, persuasive and unrealistic. Too often we hold fast to the cliches of our forebears. We subject all facts to a prefabricated set of interpretations. We enjoy the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought.
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