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Article: Research on calories erodes ‘food pyramid’ theory

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Research on calories erodes 'food pyramid' theory
IVAN SEMENIUK SCIENCE REPORTER BOSTON

The Globe and Mail Metro (Ontario Edition)
19 February, 2013

We're misleading consumers. It's promoting the wrong sorts of foods, which is not healthy, Geoffrey Livesey Independent nutritional biochemist. "You can have a bowl of corn flakes with no extra sugar added, or a bowl of sugar with no extra corn flakes. It might taste different, but biologically they're comparable." David Ludwig Professor of nutri­tion, Harvard School of Public Health. A diverse group of scientists believes the modern system of labeling is misleading consumers and contributing to the global obesity epidemic.

A growing body of research from anthropologists, evolution experts, nutrition specialists and others suggests the energy...read more...