The “Dietary Guidelines for Americans” (which many other countries inculclate uncritically) is a stellar example of actual “Misinformation” sanctioned at government level. See The Science Behind the Dietary Guidelines: Is It Sound? for details.
- “Our analysis found that 95% of the committee members had COI with the food, and/or pharmaceutical industries” – Conflicts of interest for members of the U.S. 2020 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee
- “Health Canada promised that its new food guide would be developed based on scientific merit, transparently and with decisions made at arm’s length from industry. A more plant-based, less highly processed dietary approach is being advised that takes into account environmental concerns.” – Resisting influence from agri-food industries on Canada’s new food guide
- “we are not aware of a single study that has compared a whole-food, plant-based diet with a whole-food, animal protein–based diet. Without these data controlling for food quality, it would be premature to advise Canadians to choose plants over meat.” – Canada Food Guide’s focus on reducing saturated fat contradicts evidence