21 Oct '11, 11am

Pesticides are good for you

Pesticides are good for you

Conventionally grown apples topped the EWG's list of the 12 fruits and vegetables most contaminated with pesticides. For years now, I have been hearing about the food industry's influence on the annual conference of the American Dietetic Association (ADA) -- the nation's largest gathering of nutrition professionals -- with some 7,000 registered dietitians in attendance. Last month, I witnessed it for myself and discovered the corporate takeover by Big Food was worse than I even imagined. While Grist previously covered much of this cooptation, one industry front group deserves special attention: the International Food and Information Council (IFIC). It certainly sounds legit. But if anything sets off my BS detector, it's the word "council," which is often used by corporate front groups to magically transform public relations into credible science. A closer look reveals IFIC...

Full article: http://www.grist.org/food-safety/2011-10-21-pesticides-ar...

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