Paul A. Lachance

It is a sure thing that the Food Guide Pyramid will undergo a facelift. It is only a matter of time. However, we can be assured that it will be subjected to and “adjusted” by the politics of trade associations and lobbyists.

The Basic Four pie chart of more than 50 years ago had equal segments, forcing the food groups to be equal. In fact, it should have been a peace-symbol chart with at least two-thirds of the foods derived from plant sources and only one-third or less from animal sources. But e…

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