Federal Dietary Guidelines, RIPSunday, October 21, 2012
Well, not quite. But George McGovern has passed away at the age of 90. All the media mentions of his accomplishments never seem to include McGovern’s United States Senate Select Committee on Nutrition and Human Needs that concluded with the politicized and destructive federal dietary guidelines.
McGovernism set the stage for the Industrial Food Machine corporatocracy and 3+ decades of the government Conventional Wisdomists and their Big Food allies making Americans fat and sick, while also sending our calamitous food “culture” overseas to make everyone else fat and sick, too.
And thirty years after McGovern put the wheels in motion by politicizing personal eating habits and empowering the Political Food Machine, he received the World Food Prize in 2008 for “increasing the quality, quantity, or availability of food in the world.” So here, quantity refers to the subsidized, mega-grain industry, harmful GMOs (Genetically Modified Organisms), and decrepit CAFOs (Concentrated Animal Feeding Organizations). Quality refers to industrial, processed, ready-made shit-in-a-box-or-bag fortified with “healthy vitamins” and marketed as nutritious because the plasticized foods conform to the government’s low-fat, high-carb dietary guidelines and fraudulent food pyramid. And availability means all forms of food welfare, foreign subsidies, and the use of political force to sell subsidized agricultural products overseas.
Yep, another great man who did so much good for the world shall be eulogized by the unconscious media.