Friday, May 13, 2016

Did USDA executive Angela Tagtow violate agency guidelines re: author/journalist Nina Teicholz getting kicked off a national conference panel last month? I've asked USDA's inpector general to investigate

Angela Tagtow (source)

Last week I blogged Ultimatum by US Dietary Guidelines chair Barbara Millen led to author/journalist Nina Teicholz being kicked off National Food Policy Conference panel.

E-mails I obtained via a FOIA request showed that Dr. Millen and USDA executive Angela Tagtow had tag-teamed to pressure conference organizer Thomas Gremillion to give Ms. Teicholz the boot.


Were the actions of Ms. Tagtow, Executive Director at the USDA's Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion, in compliance with USDA policy?

Per the letter below, today I asked USDA Inspector General Phyllis Fong to investigate, and I'll report the results in a future item.