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4/28/13 5:28 P

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Thanks for sharing and the thoughtful discussion - we would be light years ahead wouldn't we.



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4/15/13 11:05 A

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Wow, McGovern was ahead of his time! (And the government was behind the times, and didn't want to rock the boat!) I wonder what life would be like now if they had followed his advice? Not doubt things would be better and we would have gotten a big head start on living healthier in the USA.

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4/13/13 9:53 P

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Thanks for all the info Shivamoon!

Somehow Washington has got to lose the lobbyists.


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4/13/13 8:30 P

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If you want to see an original copy of the McGovern Report, before it was altered, go to my blogs. I have a link posted there.

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4/13/13 8:29 P

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There is a waiting period to go from the federal government to industry (where there is deemed to be a conflict of interest,) but it's not long, and industry finds ways around it -- such as hiring or compensating personnel indirectly. Watch the video and then decide who else would know the issues. It seems as if Mr. McGovern knew them and many others did/do, too. Still, the big food industries: meat, dairy, sugar, and of so many other processed foods have the money to hire persuasive whiners and to pay for the ear and vote of top govt officials.

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4/13/13 7:24 P

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Unbelievable. Do they not get the irony?

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4/13/13 12:06 P

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I look forward to watching this. Thank you.

I also just want to say that the revolving door in Washington is a very complicated issue.

On the face of it, it seems obvious: get the industry out of the regulating agencies.

But who would know the issues well other than those who have worked in the industry?

And where else would those regulators go after leaving the agency - oh yeah: right into industry.

I wish that there were some kind of waiting period, but I can see problems there too.

So, I ain't got an answer that's for sure.

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4/13/13 3:04 A

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The health of the nation, nay the world, could have been light years better.

The link below is to an interesting short video of what happened with "The McGovern Report" launched back in 1977, advocating the type of healthy diet we're advocating right here, right now. It was written by George McGovern, who died last year at age 90, apparently fighting for it right to the end. Thanks, George.

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