Posts Tagged ‘integrity’

Vegan, Veganish, or Dangerous?

March 25, 2019 — Whatever you do, don’t make the vegans mad at you. Yovana Mendoza Ayres is finding this out the hard way. She’s a social media star, known as Rawvana, who built her brand around a raw vegan lifestyle. She sells meal plans like the Raw Vegan Detox and Yoga Challenge, which goes for $49 on her […]

Purity Can Be a Potent Foe of Goodness

March 22, 2019 — “Fanaticism consists of redoubling your efforts when you have forgotten your aim,” said George Santayana. Unfortunately, too many examples in public policy fit that definition. When fanaticism takes hold, purity becomes the yardstick. As a result, the opportunity for a good outcome can be lost. Let’s consider a few examples. Poisoning 10,000 People to Fight […]

Is Weight Bias More Acceptable Than Racial Bias?

February 22, 2019 — UPDATE: Within hours of our posting below, Medscape posted the following retraction notice. While we welcome thought-provoking and even controversial points of view in our commentaries and in comments from our readers, we do not endorse weight bias, nor bias towards any group. After careful review, the editors at Medscape have decided to retract this […]

Industry Influence, Integrity, and Respect

October 21, 2014 — A simmering controversy in the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics brought out issues of food industry influence, integrity, and respect in a lively session yesterday at FNCE 2014 (the Academy’s annual meeting in Atlanta). Academy President Sonja Connor moderated the session, which should tell you how seriously the Academy is taking this subject. Joy Bauer opened the […]