"Human life is more important than shelf life. Food scientists are capable of creating products that are free of trans fats and still have shelf life."
— Walter Willett, Harvard School of Public Health, at the 2007 IFT conference
"We're getting older and fatter.?Obesity is the cross point to multiple disease conditions.? In the next 10 years, I predict we won't use the term 'wellness' anymore, we'll use 'live longer' as a basis for how we market products."
— Chor San Khoo, vice president of global nutrition and health, Campbell Soup Company to FoodNavigator-USA.com
A bulletproof issue
"The issue of food advertising to children will become a signature issue in this Congress, and pressure on large food companies to substantially change their advertising to children is expected."
— Loren Israelsen,executive director of the Utah Natural Products Alliance
Another case for natural
"A mix of additives commonly found in children's foods [sodium benzoate and colours] increases the mean level of hyperactivity. The finding lends strong support for the case that food additives exacerbate hyperactive behaviors (inattention, impulsivity and overactivity) at least into middle childhood."?
— 'Food additives and hyperactive behaviour in 3 and 8/9 year old children in the community:' Donna McCann, et al. Published in The Lancet.