ABSTRACT: The near total confusion in the public mind as to what is good, or even safe to eat, is a consequence of the failure of the medical establishment to face scientific data. The persistence in official recommendations based on discredited ideas is a scandal that is equal to any in the history of medicine. The most absurd scientific statements are made by respected health agencies. The medical establishment publishes and ignores what it doesn’t like. At the heart of the mess is insistence that the human diet should be low in fat, despite the continued failure of almost every experimental trial and despite protests of both professionals and the public. Only government has the power to fix things. Rather than punitive measures like taxes that, in any case, derive from the current misinformation, investigative and educational panels without ties to current nutritional orthodoxy are required.