I finished the last blog with a question. Are we at the place where this type of division is the attempt by groups so utterly convinced of their correctness and righteousness that they will use all coercive forces available to stamp out any opposing views?
Looks like “yes” is the answer!
In January 2012 the association of Registered Dieticians® (RD’s), the American Dietetic Association (ADA), rebranded itself as the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. I question if this addition of the word “nutrition” to their name is to help in an effort to dominate the practice of nutrition in the United States. They have been very actively trying to legislate who can dispense dietary advise, basically creating a monopoly for themselves. Where their legislative gambit works, providers who are not RDs (such as clinical nutritionists, nutrition therapists, certified nutritionists, and in many states naturopaths, chiropractors, acupuncturists and others) commit a crime if they give nutritional advise. They have in recent weeks introduced new anti-competitive bills in Colorado, Virginia, California, Indiana, New Jersey, New York, Hawaii and West Virginia.
I’ve already written my thoughts on the USDA dietary guidelines, but we have to note that this dietary advice is influenced by major corporations and the government. The old American Dietetic Association, now the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, receives funding from Hershey, Coca-Cola, Pepsico, Abbott (Pharmacuticals and Baby Formula), Cargill (GMOs), National Dairy Council (lobbiests for Monsanto’s Rbgh), Mars Candy, and McNeil/Johnson & Johnson (Pharma, Splenda, baby formula). And this groups wants to be the only ones telling you want you should eat?
This type of underhanded suppression of other people’s beliefs only happens when you are deeply afraid that your own beliefs (practices?) are wrong and there is a desperation to keep them from being challenged. I’m sure I’ll hear that this suppression is for the wellfare of all. But if they were confident in their practices they should be content to offer and teach. Why are they trying to compel our choices by force? This is an attempt to use the power of the state to enforce one set of views!
- Whole New Mom Traditional Tuesdays / Nutritious and Delicious! (wholenewmom.com)