Food Activists Go Nuts: Forbes.com

While the U.S. food industry continues to make significant strides against obesity, selling 6.4 trillion fewer calories in 2012 than it did in 2007, and receiving plaudits from the American Heart Association, the Obesity Association, and other prominent health advocacy groups, various activists and organizations keep up an unceasing, unfocused drumbeat of unconstructive criticism.

These activists disparage food industry achievements, and lash out in all directions, attacking the industry’s research, numbers, and its alleged ulterior motives. While a measure of skepticism is healthy, declaring all-out war is not, argues Hank Cardello, a senior fellow at Washington, DC’s Hudson Institute, in a January 2014 article the Bloom Group helped him publish in Forbes.com’s Leadership section.

You can read Cardello’s article, “How Big Food’s Attackers Are Undermining Their Cause,” here.