Bakeries Lose Business As Dieters Go Low-Carb

april 21, 2004  06:53 pm
Sales are down not just because of the 10 million Americans who are on a low-carbohydrate regime like the Atkins diet. Perhaps more influential, writes Lissa Harris for Boston's Weekly Dig, "is the general protein-good, carbs-bad theology of the Atkins diet that is gradually pervading conventional wisdom." The food industry's response has been a little schizophrenic, she observes, with bakers developing more low-carb goodies at the same time they are trying to restore carbohydrates' good name to the public.