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Former White House Chef Defends Junk Food Industry

Junk Food Industry

Story at-a-glance -

  • Scott Faber, former chief lobbyist for the Grocery Manufacturers Association, was hired by the Environmental Working Group (EWG) earlier this year to help undermine the GMO labeling effort
  • Faber claims Michelle Obama’s “Let’s Move” campaign has led to Americans making healthier food choices, yet the research he uses as evidence reveals child obesity has increased since the launch of the campaign, proving its failure
  • Sam Kass, a former White House chef, food czar and executive director for “Let’s Move” campaign, recently defended junk food industry, saying “people would die” were we to try to get rid of Big Food

By Dr. Mercola

Two weeks ago, I wrote about how the junk food industry undermined first lady Michelle Obama's efforts to improve children's nutrition. Initially, her focus was really honed in on organic gardening, eating real food and protecting children from harmful food ingredients, including excessive amounts of sugar.


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