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Gyorgy Scrinis
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Gyorgy Scrinis is a lecturer in food and nutrition politics at the University of Melbourne, Australia. He is the author of Nutritionism: The Science and Politics of Dietary Advice (Columbia University Press, 2013).

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Nutritional Anxieties: From the Fear of Bad Nutrients to the Scarcity of Health-Enhancing Nutrients

(0) Comments | Posted January 16, 2014 | 1:01 PM

Over half of Americans, one third of British, and a quarter of Australians take one or more nutritional supplements each day, typically in the form of multivitamin and mineral tablets. And if not popping supplements, then they and many more people may be consuming...

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The Trans-Fats Fiasco

(8) Comments | Posted November 13, 2013 | 10:19 AM

The recent proposal to remove the "safe" status formerly granted to partially hydrogenated vegetable oils in the United States has been reported as an impending "ban" on trans-fats. This is certainly a welcome move by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) that would probably result in the bulk of...

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