Canada’s Food Guide is broken – and no one wants to fix it

Between evolving science and undue industry influence, its hard to argue with this op-ed. I worry that dietary trends without solid science could also unduly influence such a guide, but this is why we need an independent public interest science group. Hmmm.... I wonder where - in a less imperfect world - we would be able to fins one.

It took Health Canada 15 years before it revised the 1992 Food Guide, and it has already been eight years since the launch of our 2007 version. Canadians deserve an evidence-based food guide. We deserved one back with the launch in 2007, and we still deserve one today. From my vantage point, however, I am unaware of any official energy, interest or plan to update our current non-evidence-based Guide any time soon.