How food companies influence attitudes about healthy eating

How do candy companies influence nutrition research? In much the same way that big tobacco companies obscured the link between smoking and lung cancer, with paid-for science and biased evidence. One of the food industry’s most powerful tactics is the funding of nutrition research. It carries the weight of academic authority, becomes a part of scientific literature, and generates headlines. For more, see the AP News Story featuring the work of Baylor professor Theresa Nicklas, LSU professor Carol O’Neil and former Kellog executive Victor Fulgoni.

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