Masters of Health Magazine January 2023 | Page 93

Nutrition: Why We Can’t Trust the Government

OCA’s ally, The Alliance for Natural Health, writes: “One of the most powerful groups that influences Americans’ eating decisions is dominated by junk food companies.

The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND) and its foundation ‘assist the food and beverage, pharmaceuticals and agribusiness industries through their large network of professionals and students, their lax internal policies on corporate partnerships and their topical position papers.’

These are the scathing conclusions of a new investigative report into the AND’s operations. It tells a crony story that many of us know all too well: the ‘experts’ who wield considerable power and influence over national food policies are beholden to the junk food companies driving the chronic disease epidemic. It is another reason why we should not listen to the food advice

dispensed by the AND and the federal government. Read More

How to Ensure That Carbon Credits Are Not Just Greenwashing

OCA’s organic farmer allies in Australia, the 

Organic and Regenerative Investment Coop have a new idea for how to channel money and resources into the hands of organic and regenerative farmers and ranchers. Organic and regenerative farmers, as we never tire of repeating, are the true stewards of the land and practitioners of animal husbandry. They are leading the organic movement to the next stage, 

Organic 3.0, regenerating soils and ecosystems; preserving and improving biodiversity; sequestering carbon above ground and below ground; producing healthy, nutrient-dense foods; expanding the market for organic and regenerative foods and products; and revitalizing rural communities and livelihoods. Read More

Study shows Consumer 's demand for organic products is increasing, more farmers

cultivate organically, more land is certified organic, and 178 countries report organic farming activities.