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DESCRIPTION: Why is the field of nutrition often more about marketing products than educating people about the fundamentals of healthy eating?
This is part of my extended video series on the reductionist trap. See, for example, Reductionism and the Deficiency Mentality (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/reductionism-deficiency-mentality/). Previous videos that touch on the topic include on Industry Response to Plants Not Pills (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/industry-response-to-plants-not-pills/) and Is the Fiber Theory Wrong? (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/is-the-fiber-theory-wrong/).
The Five to One Fiber Rule (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/the-five-to-one-fiber-rule) still holds, though, since it’s an indication of how heavily processed a product is.
There are two sides to the intellectual property argument when it comes to food. I explore both in Plants as Intellectual Property – Patently Wrong? (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/plants-as-intellectual-property-patently-wrong/).
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