Researcher Blames Food Marketing For Overweight Nation

02/19/2002 | USA Today

The food industry is marketing Americans into obesity, according to a book by Marion Nestle, a nutrition and food studies professor at New York University. Nestle says food companies are pushing processed foods and increasing portion sizes in search of higher profits. Food industry experts disagree with her and say sedentary lifestyles are the prime cause for obesity in the U.S. The Grocery Manufacturers of America's Gene Grabowski says supermarkets offer a wide variety of foods to fit a healthy lifestyle.

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