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by Sarah Novak If typical nutrit...

Posted Sep 14 2008 3:57pm

by Sarah Novak

If typical nutrition and health advocates are referred to as “The Food Police,” Charles Stuart Platkin should be installed as the director of the FBI. Not the Federal Bureau of Investigation, but the Food Bureau of Investigation. Platkin is a public health professional whose current title is “The Diet Detective.” He leads a team of investigators seeking to document the true nutritional values of foods sold to consumers. You can read about their interesting work on their website. NPR had a great piece describing Platkin’s efforts to determine the difference between packaged Hostess cupcakes and the ones sold at NYC bakeries (sans nutrition info). I won’t spoil the conclusion – you can listen to the story here.

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