Wednesday, April 02, 2008

Translation? Food Fight

In the months since Dr. Annika Dahlqvist won concession from a key government group in Sweden, the National Board of Health and Welfare, on January 16, 2008 that a low-carb diet is "in accordance with science and well-tried experience for reducing obesity and Type 2 diabetes," a storm has been brewing, with the National Food Administration (SLV) [a different government group in Sweden] protesting Dr. Dahlqvist's open letter to schools calling for more fat in the diets of children.

Apparently it's playing out in all the national papers in Sweden Arbetarbladet, Helagotland, Dagens Nyheter, Gefle Dagblad, Nerikes Allehanda, Eskilstuna-Kuriren, Blekinge Läns Tidning, Privata Affärer, Vestmanlands Läns Tidning, Allehanda.se, Västerviks Tidningen, Norra Västerbotten, Svenska Dagbladet, Göteborgs-Posten, Barometern, Webfinanser and more) with Aftonbladet opening a poll to their readers.

Vad tror du att barn mår bäst av?
[translation: What do you think that children are better off with?]

Choices:

Fet mjölk och smör
[translation: Fat milk and butter]

Lättmjölk och margarin
[translation: Skim milk and margarine]

As of this writing, 27,836 have cast a vote in the poll and 89.6% have answered the Fat milk and Butter!

5 comments:

  1. Anonymous3:07 PM

    Great news. I'm not so sure we would get the same results in this country. We have been beaten over the head so long with the low fat dogma most people won't even question it. And they just ignore the dangers of trans fats in margarine. Hopefully some day the medical community, nutritionists, and dieticians will see the light and stop killing people with their advice.

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  2. Swede9:35 AM

    So have we. So have we.

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  3. Anonymous1:46 AM

    Latest standing:
    41.817 votes
    89,4 Fat and Butter
    Leifemil

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  4. They just ignore the dangers of trans fats in margarine. Hopefully some day the medical community, nutritionists, and dieticians will see the light and stop killing people with their advice.

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