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Who regulates fear in the American diet? – The Hill, 4/14/16

Dr. Roger Clemens on food science and fear

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Anyone who has watched what passes for political discourse lately will agree that we live in a polarized society and that this polarization extends far beyond our politics.

Some of us don’t trust business unless it is our own. Some of us believe that vaccines or fluoridated water are just the tools of a vast conspiracy. Some of us no longer believe in science or scientists and there are days when almost no one believes in government.

We want a world where food is no longer nourishment. It’s an ideology complete with ‘miracle’ foods.

We want a world where food is no longer nourishment. It’s an ideology complete with ‘miracle’ foods.

Like the worst of any faith, misunderstanding, fear, guilt and shame are forces that often drive our beliefs and our food choices. The food scares of social media depend on language alluding to what ‘they’ won’t tell you.

There should be no place for fear-mongering among us. Too often, marketers have unwillingly bought into a consumer strategy that panders to the same people who reject vaccines, fluoridated water and other advances supported by real science.

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