Share The Wealth by Chris Gupta
September 29, 2004

Lobbying, Not Health

..."There is a growing body of scientific research that suggests that modern wheat and corn are actively bad for roughly half the population (not just celiacs and allergics), and accountable for many of our endemic ailments (obesity, diabetes, early and chronic joint problems, epidemic asthma and allergies, and more)."...

Amazing with so much important stuff on the harm form processed and refined carbs and toxic drugs etc, Health Canada has the audacity to inflict yet again a totally non essential low-carb labelling ban. Why? Not for our health that's for sure. Clearly this is another demonstration on who really are Health Canada's real beneficiaries - certainly not it's constituents who if pretends to protect..

With idiotic regulations like this is, yet again, blatant evidence that most regulations are nothing more than protectionist tactics for the vested interests...

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Dr. Jan Kwasniewski's diet is not Atkin diet-Update

Chris Gupta

Lobbying, not health

The Ottawa Citizen

Tuesday, September 28, 2004

Somebody ought to break the news to Health Canada and the Canadian Food Inspection Agency: there are research-validated dietary minimums for fats, for protein, for all kinds of vitamins and minerals, but nobody has ever established a minimum dietary requirement for carbohydrates. If you take care to supplement with the micro-nutrients that would otherwise have been derived from fruits and vegetables, you can live long and healthily without ingesting carbs.

Taking a more sensible approach, you could eat some fruit and vegetable with your meat and fish, and be totally healthy even though your lips never again touched wheat, corn or potatoes. Health Canada claims that science is its motivation for forbidding producers from telling us that a product is "low in carbohydrates." Pardon me for yet again suspecting government motives, but I think it is far more likely that Health Canada is responding to frantic lobbying by wheat and corn producers who are seeing shrinking markets for bread, pastries, tortilla chips and sweetened everything.

There is a growing body of scientific research that suggests that modern wheat and corn are actively bad for roughly half the population (not just celiacs and allergics), and accountable for many of our endemic ailments (obesity, diabetes, early and chronic joint problems, epidemic asthma and allergies, and more).

Agri-business should not drive government policy. No business should. No special interest should.

Kevin McLauchlan,

© The Ottawa Citizen 2004


'Low-carb' label ban is attack on diet choice

The Ottawa Citizen

Tuesday, September 28, 2004

Re: Low-carb labelling ban riles Atkins, Sept. 23.

As a victim of adult onset diabetes for some years, I read with concern big-mother government's intention to attack low-carb food labels in new regulations to be issued soon.

I am successfully controlling my condition with exercise, one oral medication and a restricted-carb diet. A diet conforming to the American Institute of Medicine guidelines would be toxic to me unless I took large amounts of insulin to counteract the high glucose levels it would cause, with the attendant pain, inconvenience, cost and even danger.

I have greeted the recent proliferation of low-carb products with great satisfaction because of the enhanced diet options it provides me. Now this is threatened by over-reacting labelling restrictions by a government institution that ignores the considerable evidence of the benefits of lowering carbohydrate levels in the diet.

Fred Forbes,

CREDIT: Bruno Schlumberger, The Ottawa Citizen Fred Forbes says a proposed ban on labelling food as 'low-carb' is government over-reaction that will limit his choice of healthy diets to control his adult-onset diabetes.

© The Ottawa Citizen 2004


posted by Chris Gupta on Wednesday September 29 2004
updated on Saturday September 24 2005

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