Baylen Linnekin on the Intrusive Schemes of the Food Nannies

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The federal government's Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee plans to issue its latest set of recommendations by the end of 2015. These recommendations have teeth, as they'll "serve as the cornerstone for all Federal nutrition education and program activities" over the proceeding five years. The DGAC guidelines are used by a host of federal agencies, including the FDA, USDA, NIH, and CDC. Many of these policies will have little or no impact on your life. But make no mistake. The DGAC is actively dreaming up ways for the government to meddle in your diet. And in the meantime, writes Baylen Linnekin, the federal government is actively spilling your data over the Web, in a demonstration of the respect it has for your private food choices and everything else you do.

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