I just ran across this article from a few years back about CSPI, and their book, Restaurant Confidential. The author, Steven Milloy, claims that “CSPI again is scaring the public with selected bits and pieces of truth laced together with innuendo.” Hmm… ok. How so? Well, according to Steven, “CSPI runs with the fat and salt myths as if they were laws of nature.” And why would CSPI do such a thing? A “scam” to sell more copies of their book, of course. Mr. Milloy, however, ignores the fact that CSPI isn’t making up these myths for their own sales. CSPI uses the American Heart Association’s own dietary guidelines, practically verbatim, and maps them onto restaurant food. That’s right: the AHA. The agency who’s sole mission “is to reduce disability and death from cardiovascular diseases and stroke.” What better way to reduce CVD and stroke than by creating myths and half truths. And let’s not forget the FDA and their pesky recommended daily intake values. They’re in on the scam, too. Apparantly these government agencies are all incorrect, part of some big scam. You see the government apparantly wants us fat, and wants us to have heart disease. At least I can’t think up any other reason why these agencies would lie. Exactly why do they want this? I don’t know, but it turns out Steven Milloy sells his own book called Junk Science (I’m not gonna even bother with a link). Perhaps Mr. Milloy answers these questions in his book, because I’m at a loss. So now we’ve come to the real pont of this article: a “scam” to sell more copies of his book. I guess it’s not surprising this article is from that fair and balanced news source called Fox. While I agree that there is a lot about heart disease and obesity that we do not know, I’m gonna put my money (and my life) with the AHA, the FDA, cardiologists, and hence CSPI, over Mr. Milloy. Sorry, I just can’t see how someone defending Pizza Hut’s Stuffed Crust Pepperoni pizza as healty is trustworthy.