Articles , Blog September 6, 2019 98 Comments The Food Industry Wants the Public Confused About Nutrition Related posts: Why is Nutrition so Commercialized? The Effects of Hormones in Dairy Milk on Cancer Taking Personal Responsibility for Your Health Turmeric or Curcumin: Plants vs. Pills TAGS dr greger, dr gregor, dr michael greger, how not to die, michael greger, nutrition, nutrition facts, nutrition marketing, nutritionfacts.org Daniel Yohans Post navigation Fat Loss Nutrition Plan for Beginners (HOW TO STICK TO IT!)How to Exercise Outdoors : Outdoor Tricep Dip Exercises 98 thoughts on “The Food Industry Wants the Public Confused About Nutrition” Michael Mankong says: June 26, 2017 at 11:13 am Sweet Reply Patrick Bateman says: June 26, 2017 at 11:15 am Money controls everything, i dont see change happening anytime soon on a government scale Reply MisterBassBoost says: June 26, 2017 at 11:21 am Keep it up! Reply Jack the basenji says: June 26, 2017 at 11:23 am Crony capitalism is the problem. Whenever the government gets involved either funding corporations or Public Health Care that's a problem. Reply MisterBassBoost says: June 26, 2017 at 11:24 am Fantastic video! Keep it up! Reply BitPuffin says: June 26, 2017 at 11:26 am Wouldn't subsidising grains etc for animal agriculture also be an instance of a "nanny state"? Pretty hypocritical. Reply Erin Gigi says: June 26, 2017 at 11:35 am Netflix has "Cowspiracy" and "What the Health" for an expanded view of this. Reply Sayuas says: June 26, 2017 at 11:41 am Tbh a saturated fat tax is stupid. It's such a widespread macronutrient. Reply MisterBassBoost says: June 26, 2017 at 11:43 am I enjoyed your video 🙂 Reply Jae Curly says: June 26, 2017 at 11:46 am Let that sink in. Reply Kathy Fausett says: June 26, 2017 at 11:47 am The same conditions exist in the vaccine arena. Informed consent is supposed to provide enough information to accurately assess the risks versus benefits. Anti-vaxers are ok with this arrangement, as long as the information is accurate. Pharma acts like corporate food though, and misrepresents the safety and efficacy of their products, resulting in public confusion. In addition, their partners in government are beginning to assume the nanny role. Reply Gene Hendrix says: June 26, 2017 at 11:48 am If saturated fat is so bad can someone please explain why Iceland continues to be in top of the life expectancy list despite a diet high in saturated fat? Reply MisterBassBoost says: June 26, 2017 at 11:48 am I enjoyed the video! Keep it up! Reply Chris C says: June 26, 2017 at 12:01 pm Best revenge is to live well. Reply Chris C says: June 26, 2017 at 12:06 pm The solution is simple: AWARENESS. The masses have zero awareness of their own physical bodies. Heck, they think that headaches, stomach aches, need-for-caffeine, sniffles, sore throat, fatigue, pimples, odors, cold, flu, toe fungus etc. is all somehow "normal". Food causes any of it from runny nose to severe pain and ALL chronic diseases including cancer? Nahhhhhh…..so much for simple basic awareness of your own body! Reply MisterBassBoost says: June 26, 2017 at 12:10 pm When is your next video? 😀 Keep it up! Reply James Clerk Maxwell says: June 26, 2017 at 12:11 pm Its not only the food industry about nutrition… its big pharma confusing the public about the true efficiency of their "medicines", banks confusing the public about the real working of economy and the scam of paper money, pseudo-science academics pushing ludicrous theories (such as multiverse, holographic universe) against true science. Decay. We see it everywhere around. The system is falling apart. States were meant to organize and regulate society, but what happens when corporate power and powerful interest hack the state and try to promote confusion in the public ? Concentration of the power in a state means also a much simpler target for those who want to rig the game. Widespread corruption is everywhere. I don't even bother to switch on a TV, I know that on most fundamental subjects, logics and facts are twisted to fit certain agendas. Reply Xerxes 666 says: June 26, 2017 at 12:18 pm You..are….. Awesome…. Doctor!! … Thank you for…these..Videos!!😄😉👍🌟💛💛✨👍👍💫✨🌟💫🌟✨🌟✨💛💛💫✨✨🌟😄😄✨💫💫💛✨✨💫🌟💎😄💫💫💘🌟💫✨😉💫🌟✨👍 Reply Thalía de Montserrat says: June 26, 2017 at 12:30 pm WOW! this was so powerful and unfortunately so relatable to what's happening in my country, Mexico. Everyday I'm observing young doctors and medicine students getting fatter and fatter. I have been attended by a obese doctors and I'm astound about how they can't make the connection about being a "healthy respected figure that it's being payed" with what they not only look, how they live their lives o.o Reply Flash Man says: June 26, 2017 at 12:52 pm We're kept in the dark for just about everything cause in the midst of ignorance knowledge becomes power. Reply Tim Jansen says: June 26, 2017 at 1:07 pm Thanks alot for the clear information doc! Reply ceramictiletonight says: June 26, 2017 at 1:15 pm when historians look back on this era, they will call it the corporate dark ages. Reply Botha Lissom says: June 26, 2017 at 1:26 pm BEST SOLUTION: national healthcare contingent on low levels of bodyfat, cholesterol plaque, lung-tar, etc. get yourself super healthy and be rewarded with free healthcare. Reply Near Air says: June 26, 2017 at 1:33 pm 5:49 what? wait. If they ate french fries, then they ate vegetables yesterday. Fries come from potatoes which is a vegetable? Reply Andrew Lively says: June 26, 2017 at 1:35 pm forcing tobacco companies to say something that they don't want to say is far worse than banning their product because it sets a precedent that will be exploited by big corporations the next time. the government already says and thinks meat is a part of a healthy diet. this could theoretically lead to broccoli companies being forced to run an ad saying so. Reply Doug bananaboy says: June 26, 2017 at 1:42 pm Tax animal products , label warning in large bold red ink . Reply Andrew Lively says: June 26, 2017 at 2:03 pm when have people ever made fully informed decisions? what does that even mean. no decision is ever fully informed because all the information is impossible to discover. there will always be more information, more research, more knowledge gained. Reply Vegan For The Animals Ⓥ says: June 26, 2017 at 2:05 pm Great video, Doc Reply Vegan For The Animals Ⓥ says: June 26, 2017 at 2:07 pm Who would give this a thumbs down?…. Someone from Smithfield Pork? Tyson Industries? Angry paleo dude? Oy Reply The Green Creator says: June 26, 2017 at 2:12 pm Amazing content….again! 😉💫🌟✨👍 Reply marcos cerri says: June 26, 2017 at 2:16 pm Gracias por subtitular! Reply Flower Bin says: June 26, 2017 at 2:19 pm Love this video! I am so disgusted at the greed I see in the whole situation. It is almost like some big nefarious enemy stepped in and implemented a plan to kill off the most powerful nation in the world. The food barons are from another country and they want to take us down one heart attack at a time. Keep exposing the lies we are being fed Dr. Gregor and team! Love you! Reply nirvanamouse says: June 26, 2017 at 2:24 pm man, I'm so happy you exist. thank you. Reply vitamindubya says: June 26, 2017 at 2:40 pm Is it the governments job to influence what we eat? Reply Charlotte Blanche says: June 26, 2017 at 2:48 pm The quality of your videos, the broad scope of content, the analysis are all so consistently good that it´s quickly turning this into my fave YT channel! Keep up the good work, this changed my life 🙂 Reply Big Gucci says: June 26, 2017 at 2:48 pm The sooner you learn the Government and large corporations don't care about people, the happier you'll be. 👊👊👊 Reply Jock says: June 26, 2017 at 2:52 pm The guy on the thumbnail is probably on steroids anyways… Reply Toby Russell says: June 26, 2017 at 2:52 pm This excellent video gets to the very heart of the problem. Health, in the true sense of the word, is bad for business. Yes, wellness resorts, supplements, health insurance, etc., sell on health worries, but TRUE HEALTH of mind, body, spirit, career and relationships up to and including the creation of genuinely mature human beings across society, is bad for business, bad for capitalism. Capitalism cannot function with a healthy society. Capitalism cannot produce a truly healthy society. The connection between money and power is largely ignored or glossed over by orthodox economics. Large, sustained profits = power and influence. While this remains true, we the people will get no help from the so-called state and its many corporations. It's up to us to self-educate and self-reform. And the more of us doing it, the more disruptive to the dominant system this process becomes, until, with luck, we co-create a new system. I wish us all the very best of luck! Reply Red Pill Vegan says: June 26, 2017 at 2:53 pm Learn more about diet Guru misinformation #WorstOfTheFoodIndustry Reply Zack F says: June 26, 2017 at 2:57 pm Nonsense. People are not sheep. They generally know that eating more fruits and veggies are good, but they may prefer to eat junk food. In a free society, we should accept that some people won't make the same choices as you; they have other priorities. Yes Dr. Greger, you are purveying/promoting the nanny-state. Keep talking politics though; you are clearly out of your depth and your facile arguments are amusing. Reply Jumana Lee says: June 26, 2017 at 3:05 pm could you get information about the Neuro toxicity of TVP ( textured vegetable protein)? Reply Eelke Aptroot says: June 26, 2017 at 3:07 pm I recently unsubbed some plant-based nutritionists confusing the public here on youtube. I'm sure a large portion of their work relates to solving puzzles for people who are clearly clueless about nutrition, so keeping it that way is also their best interest. Reply Kent VanderVelden says: June 26, 2017 at 3:09 pm The food industry spends 10x on lobbying than the drug industry? Wow! Love the new highlight-zooming effect, much easier to read on small screens. Reply Reemster says: June 26, 2017 at 3:12 pm It's been great seeing you attack some of the corporate interests helping to create the conditions for an unhealthy society more lately. Keep it up! Reply Maple Flavor says: June 26, 2017 at 3:14 pm why are you* (edited to correct grammar) appealing to authority in these recent videos? are you suggesting that the state should micromanage our diets? the different food industries wouldn't hold the power that they do if it weren't for the state providing them artificially with the privileges that they are given. Reply Burning Bananas says: June 26, 2017 at 3:54 pm Dr. Gregor- this is so true! Deception at its best. Still waiting for the Big Broccoli rally… Reply Jim Pitts says: June 26, 2017 at 4:05 pm Bigger government is NEVER the solution. Reply Raigou says: June 26, 2017 at 4:22 pm tell that to the retarded vegans, who seem to be against "government control". they want the government out of their lives. dumb vegans are confused about ethics. they think it's unethical for the government to ban trans fats, or saturated fats, but it's ok for the food industry to make profit at the expense of uninformed or poor people. stupid vegan SJWs. Reply cruciferousvegetable says: June 26, 2017 at 4:30 pm We should have the freedom to do what we want with our bodies and it should be criminal to mislead the public. Any good that creates a cost to society should be taxed sufficiently to fully pay the burden. Also, researchers should never know where their money comes from. Reply androz38 says: June 26, 2017 at 5:00 pm People are lazy by nature, if you dont force them to eat healthy then they will just eat what is easy and makes them feel good at that time Reply Grog's World says: June 26, 2017 at 5:09 pm Same thing with Global Climate change. Reply Apollo 440 says: June 26, 2017 at 5:30 pm heey where the 60fps at? Reply Gediminas says: June 26, 2017 at 5:32 pm Meat industry is pure evil and destroying planet Reply Apollo 440 says: June 26, 2017 at 5:32 pm nanny analogy to corporate lobby:Why think? Ask CORPO! Reply 2013general use says: June 26, 2017 at 5:59 pm WOW, great video! I am also interesred in the history of the food pyramid and how it evolved into what it is today. Reply Bill Morris says: June 26, 2017 at 6:02 pm Bravo, Dr. Greger. Reply Clifton Painter says: June 26, 2017 at 6:37 pm God bless you Dr. Gregor. Reply Lichtblick says: June 26, 2017 at 7:05 pm At the end it turn out, the tobacco industry is the food industry Reply Claudia G says: June 26, 2017 at 7:46 pm This was great! Reply los1wochos says: June 26, 2017 at 7:48 pm Knowledge is power Reply JE Hoyes says: June 26, 2017 at 8:04 pm If these companies don't like state intervention controlling them, it must be a good and probably necessary thing to do. Reply Peter Rabitt says: June 26, 2017 at 8:10 pm People love to be lulled into cognitive ease when it comes to their deadly habits. Reply pdude1911 says: June 26, 2017 at 8:14 pm Thanks, doc! Reply downbntout says: June 26, 2017 at 9:03 pm "Predatory industries". They nearly killed me. That's why I have supported this channel and their website. Reply Vegan Buddhist says: June 26, 2017 at 9:21 pm I wish this focused more on how the food industry is exactly deceiving us concerning healthy, like examples given of what's healthy and then the unbiased data showing otherwise. Of course I already know this but I would love to show this to the people I know who are still relying on a false sense of security Reply Will Pearce says: June 26, 2017 at 9:24 pm People also fall into the 'it's in my genes' or it's genetic because it 'runs in my family'. Big pharmaceutical eats this up as they get to sell more pseudo fixes. The government goes along due to ignorance and compliance due to greed. People have to stop following blindly, and learn to stop their cravings, if they want to be pain and disease free. Reply Tristan Devereaux says: June 26, 2017 at 9:34 pm Urgh. How is clear, accurate labeling treating us like children? Isn't the informed choice the adult choice? Just sayin'. Reply Andreas Schmid says: June 26, 2017 at 9:50 pm I just want to comment on your video cut. Great video (content) btw.. Maybe you, as a creator of the video, understand everything you cut and think the time is okay to read and comprehend what the highlights show, but it is not.If you see this video for the first time the timings are way to short and most often i can't follow you and read the highlights.Maybe think more clearly about your presentation style and maybe just post those papers in the comments/infobox. Your way of highlighting is pretty good in my opinion. It hold a bit of authority, by showing real research and pointing out the most important parts.As i said.. just think of a first time viewers point and try to improve your cuts.Otherwise people just skim over your work and don't appreciate it. PS: hope you see this as constructive critic and not just harrasment. Keep it up, your doing good work. Reply Zee Zag says: June 26, 2017 at 10:26 pm Thank you so much for all of you efforts for providing the most correct bits of information through studied research.May you make a video or more about athletic industry talking about supplementation with protein, creatine etc "if needed" and the image they portrait about the need for this vs reality (especially for vegans or non-meat eaters)So much appreciation Reply Wak Job says: June 26, 2017 at 10:30 pm I reprogramed my brain years ago… "Food… Is… Medicine"!!!Once I disconnected the pleasure center in my mind in reference to food, it was easy.Unfortunately for most people, food is like a narcotic. And they can't get enough of it. Reply Alexan N says: June 26, 2017 at 11:28 pm Thank you Dr. Greger for all that you do. You and your team have made and are continuing to make a huge contribution to health for humanity. Reply closertothetruth says: June 27, 2017 at 12:41 am industries food groups fatsugarsaltchemicals Reply Canna Shiva says: June 27, 2017 at 1:17 am 70 percent of deforestation of the amazon is for animal grain feed lol its a fluoride nation! Reply lmwrt says: June 27, 2017 at 1:30 am People with no awareness or poorly educated, is the way to keep the masses under control. Big companies and governments just love to do the thinking for the people….and most of the people like it, because that way they don´t have to think for themselves, as thinking has become a nuisance these days. Fast life demands no thinking, prepared (fast) food, fast action and fast everything in order to let people do only what the status quo want them to do, that´s why wise people, well educated people, people that like to think for them selves are considered a liability by the powers that be. Eyes open. Reply nevadaxtube says: June 27, 2017 at 2:06 am Corporate profits are the altar upon which government kneels. If the politicians are bought and paid for by corporations, it is the corporations that will call the shots. Under the current climate of anti-science, no regulation, fake news and corporate knuckleheads ruling Washington DC, we are doomed! Reply Rahul's Vegan Cooking says: June 27, 2017 at 2:13 am This is why we must not allow Corporations take over anything. Because once they do, their greed is sickening. Now they hijack political positions and pass their own laws. They dictate everyone. such as Monsanto owning the supreme court and now steals farmers lands without paying them a dime. Now look at our foods? GMO's. Meaning the DNA of the seeds are changed by man. They act like food is raised/grown in a farm and the food is all natural. Barley any real foods, they force people to eat what makes them profits, what leads people to resort to using big pharma. This is why we must grown our own, cook our own. I got a channel if you want to learn a few home made dishes. Peace and Love, Rahul. Reply masi says: June 27, 2017 at 2:45 am Capitalism Reply 07/16/14 says: June 27, 2017 at 3:06 am 14 teachers disliked this video. Reply goldsilverandiamonds says: June 27, 2017 at 7:19 am It's not only the food industry but religious industry and a certain religion and its followers that have a religious agenda based on their bible and the teaching of a. their " female prophet" who spoke with God and was told to covert people to a plant based diet not matter what you have to do even if it means lying, fraud and deception. Reply Rhyothemis princeps says: June 27, 2017 at 2:24 pm In case anyone is interested, here's a list of the top sources of saturated fat in the American diet:https://www.hsph.harvard.edu/nutritionsource/top-food-sources-of-saturated-fat-in-the-us/ Reply Mathieu MacAdam says: June 27, 2017 at 11:38 pm A corporation never pointed a gun at me and told me what to do. You a forwarding a false dichotomy. Love your content but your off on this one Dr. Reply luis villanobo says: June 28, 2017 at 2:30 am love dr greger 😘 Reply Jakob Hepke says: June 28, 2017 at 7:37 am amazing video! Reply Des Troya says: June 28, 2017 at 6:35 pm You support taxing components of food? And you call yourself a nutrition expert? LOL, how short sighted and foolish Reply Des Troya says: June 28, 2017 at 6:40 pm The analogy to tobacco is silly, since despite lobbying it is now widely accepted that cigarettes cause harm. So what if industry makes their own studies, the only real problem is when they can lobby the FDA or put their people in government position. Reply Buck says: June 29, 2017 at 12:26 am Nanny state is almost always hurtful in the long run. Two wrongs do not make a right. Just because a corporation pushes studies to benefit them doesn't mean gov't is good. Government is force at the end, and free market is choice. I wouldn't want the government censoring this sales pitch by the doctor. As much as I follow the good doctor, I dislike when he goes into his liberal rant, like a professor at a University. Reply KinderBueno Bueno says: June 29, 2017 at 7:33 pm Love the editing on this Michael. Reply Allen Cohen says: July 1, 2017 at 12:15 pm I personally do not understand how anyone in this day and age of information availability, can use tobacco and not understand that it may kill them. KIll them, not quickly, but very very slowly with big pharma, and big surgeons having a field day in the huge costs to treat their unhealthy habits ! Reply Betsy Cosmos says: July 2, 2017 at 6:38 pm Thanks to Dr. Greger and Nutrition Facts we don't have to remain uninformed! Reply 張海鷗 says: July 3, 2017 at 5:50 am 😽 Reply lbh3d says: July 3, 2017 at 8:34 pm It's fat, right? Fat has more calories. Reply john kellen says: July 4, 2017 at 10:34 pm the whole thing is insane these people's greed is destroying us not just physically but emotionally,spiritually,and psychologically as our bodies are connected to these other parts they have people so brainwashed that even when there overweight and in pain they still think junk food ain't gonna hurt ya it can b hard to take the truth pill though but it's better than having to b on meds 4 life like so many people are and depressed Reply olgadiniz says: July 16, 2017 at 2:11 pm The colorscheme is presented in foods here in Portugal Reply Vamavid says: September 4, 2017 at 3:36 am They love nanny state when the government subsidizes their operations and pays for their ads. Reply German Munera says: June 18, 2018 at 5:38 pm Just like children we swallow the food industry’s regrettable propaganda along with the food they produce. It seems that the most important factor concerning food is the value for their taste. Reply Cristian Perelló says: October 21, 2018 at 12:02 pm This video should have millons of views. Damn, this world. Reply Alain Cliche says: March 10, 2019 at 11:28 pm great job! Reply T- Bone says: May 16, 2019 at 8:32 am The problem I have is that everyone I talk to about the beauty of whole food plant-based diet, their responses are: “well for every study you can show me, I can show you a study that says just the opposite “ “who knows what the truth really is” Reply Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.