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Can We Trust The Food and Drug Industry?

Can We Trust The Food and Drug Industry?

By N Oji Mzilikazi

(Originally published in the Montreal Community Contact Volume 22, Number 18)

September 20, 2012

In 2004, Anna Devathasan and Jenny Suo, two 14-year-old high school students in New Zealand, tested Ribena for a science project. Ribena, a blackcurrant based juice has a long history of being a healthy drink. Advertisements touted it as having more vitamin C than orange juice. The duo found Ribena contained no detectable vitamin C.

Given that food is the source of fuel and nutrients for the human body, and that healthy foods build a healthy body and a healthy mind…