The Decline of Fact Checking at The New Yorker

In the latest New Yorker, an article by Bill Buford begins:

Meat-eaters . . . have more recently had to accept that their diet is probably the source of much of the world’s . . . obesity.

Gary Taubes’ new book Good Calories, Bad Calories argues the opposite. Even if the fact checkers hadn’t read Taubes, surely they knew of the Atkins diet?

Addendum: Buford also blames heart disease on meat. In this talk Malcolm Kendrick notes an inverse correlation between saturated fat consumption and heart disease. Thanks to Dave Lull.

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