The pro-obesity function
I now think there are advocay groups for every possible cause in the United States. I don't think that is necessarily a good thing.
I've blogged a lot about obesity related issues and health and this article profiles an advocacy group mostly funded by restaraunts and processed food manufacturers that promotes obesity. Well, not really, but it opposes attempts to regulate these industries:
In recent years, Mr. Berman, who is not a scientist, has emerged as a powerful and controversial voice in the debate over the nation's eating habits. In some ways, he has become the face of the food industry as it tries to beat back regulations and discourage consumer lawsuits. Food and restaurant companies, he says, are being unfairly blamed for making Americans fat and unhealthy; he adds that people are smart enough to make their own well-informed choicesThe libertarian in me generally agrees with giving people choices, but I do support, for example, bans on junk food sales in school cafeterias