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Was Atkins Right? Scientists Say Carbs -- Not Fat -- Are the Biggest Problem with America's Diet

There's a growing body of scientific evidence that until now has been treated as nutritional poison: Fat is good, carbs are bad.

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The L.A. Times avoids the question vegetarians everywhere must be asking: what about whole grains and legumes, the bedrock of a thrifty, non-meat diet?

I predict that in 2011, the nutritious-diet wars will shift to implicate spelt and lentils.

Ed Bruske is a former reporter for the Washington Post who now tends "urban farm" about a mile from the White House in the District of Columbia and teaches kids food appreciation.

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