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Gyorgy Scrinis

Nutritionism, Big Food and the Corporate Capture of Nutrition

Nutritionism, Big Food and the Corporate Capture of Nutrition

In response to growing pressure from eaters who want healthier food, governments that want to take action to protect public health and reduce the costs of diet-related diseases,  and competitive markets that jeopardize profits, global big food companies have launched a multi-pronged campaign to protect their interests.  One element of this campaign is to use nutrition science to justify its actions, a process that some have called “nutritionism”.