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Quotes of the Week

Reactions have been spilling in over the U.S. Department of Agriculture's new dietary guidelines, released on Monday. Nutritionist Margo Wootan over at Food Cop World Headquarters (a.k.a. the Center for Science in the Public Interest), has some breaking news for us:

“For them to have said ‘eat less’ is really new. Who would have thought?” said Margo G. Wootan, director of nutrition policy at the Center for Science in the Public Interest. “We should have been saying ‘eat less’ for a decade.”

Indeed we should have. In fact we think "eat less" is great advice, far better than “let’s sue McDonald’s” or “saccharin will give you cancer.”

In fact, “Eat less and move more” is even better.

Unfortunately, Wootan seems to be in favor of “Eat less, and blame food companies if you don’t”:

“If companies don’t change their practices and reformulate their products, people don’t have a chance of following the dietary guidelines,” Ms. Wootan said.

Because it just wouldn't be CSPI without some good, old-fashioned condescension.

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