The repeating history of objections to the fortification of bread and alcohol: from iron fillings to folic acid

    Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

    Abstract

    The fortification of staple foods has eliminated many deficiency diseases.Despite this, "tampering" with people's food always provokes opposition, much of it from health professionals.Opposition is often based on self-interest, tunnel vision and theory rather than research.A historical perspective of the patterns of objections to fortification and its outcomes may help resolve the anxieties and opposing ethical positions of advocates and opponents of fortification.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)638-640
    JournalMedical Journal of Australia
    Volume184
    Issue number12
    Publication statusPublished - 2006

    Fingerprint

    Bread
    Folic Acid
    Iron
    History
    Alcohols
    Deficiency Diseases
    Food
    Anxiety
    Health
    Research

    Cite this

    @article{7a17c953767249d5885f96877d25e489,
    title = "The repeating history of objections to the fortification of bread and alcohol: from iron fillings to folic acid",
    abstract = "The fortification of staple foods has eliminated many deficiency diseases.Despite this, {"}tampering{"} with people's food always provokes opposition, much of it from health professionals.Opposition is often based on self-interest, tunnel vision and theory rather than research.A historical perspective of the patterns of objections to fortification and its outcomes may help resolve the anxieties and opposing ethical positions of advocates and opponents of fortification.",
    author = "Max Kamien",
    year = "2006",
    language = "English",
    volume = "184",
    pages = "638--640",
    journal = "Medical Journal Australia",
    issn = "0025-729X",
    publisher = "Australasian Medical Publishing Co. Ltd",
    number = "12",

    }

    The repeating history of objections to the fortification of bread and alcohol: from iron fillings to folic acid. / Kamien, Max.

    In: Medical Journal of Australia, Vol. 184, No. 12, 2006, p. 638-640.

    Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

    TY - JOUR

    T1 - The repeating history of objections to the fortification of bread and alcohol: from iron fillings to folic acid

    AU - Kamien, Max

    PY - 2006

    Y1 - 2006

    N2 - The fortification of staple foods has eliminated many deficiency diseases.Despite this, "tampering" with people's food always provokes opposition, much of it from health professionals.Opposition is often based on self-interest, tunnel vision and theory rather than research.A historical perspective of the patterns of objections to fortification and its outcomes may help resolve the anxieties and opposing ethical positions of advocates and opponents of fortification.

    AB - The fortification of staple foods has eliminated many deficiency diseases.Despite this, "tampering" with people's food always provokes opposition, much of it from health professionals.Opposition is often based on self-interest, tunnel vision and theory rather than research.A historical perspective of the patterns of objections to fortification and its outcomes may help resolve the anxieties and opposing ethical positions of advocates and opponents of fortification.

    M3 - Review article

    VL - 184

    SP - 638

    EP - 640

    JO - Medical Journal Australia

    JF - Medical Journal Australia

    SN - 0025-729X

    IS - 12

    ER -