Food Makers And Critics Break Bread-- New York Times

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Food Makers And Critics Break Bread JOE NOCERA The New York Times , March 25, 2006 IF you want to get an earful about the sins of the food industry, spend a few hours with Kelly D. Brownell. Mr. Brownell, 54, is the chairman of the psychology department at Yale University. Early in his career, he conducted clinical trials aimed at treating obesity, and issues surrounding the obesity crisis -- nutrition, portion size, the prevalence of junk food, and so on -- have long been his primary focus. Not 10 minutes after I'd met him, Mr. Brownell was showing me the slide show he uses to accompany his standard speech about obesity. ''Can You Identify This Food?'' one slide asked, and listed 56 ingredients, most of them unpronounceable. The next slide showed the answer: a Kellogg's Pop-Tart. He has a slide picturing baby bottles with the logos of 7Up, Pepsi and Dr Pepper. ''This is where it starts,'' he said with visible disgust. ''This is exploitation of children. Joe Camel is off the billboards, but Ronald McDonald is fine.'' He has a series of United States maps that chart the
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