MyPyramid In Court

Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM) has sued the United States Department of Agriculture, alleging that the new Dietary Guidelines mislead Americans about what to eat and not eat. PCRM President Dr. Neal Barnard said, “The dietary guidelines are the best they have ever been, but we’re pushing to make them even better.” The suit charges that USDA’s ties to agribusiness led it to obscure information on what foods to avoid. USDA Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee members include individuals with ties to Dannon, Kraft Foods and McDonalds Corporation.