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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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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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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