[Marxism] Sugar industry long downplayed potential harms - NY Times

Dennis Brasky dmozart1756 at gmail.com
Wed Nov 22 07:59:49 MST 2017

> ... But Marion Nestle, a professor of nutrition, food studies and public
> health at New York University, said the internal industry documents were
> striking because they provide rare evidence that the food industry
> suppressed research it did not like, a practice that has been documented
> among tobacco companies, drug companies and other industries.
> “From what this paper says, the sugar industry was not interested in
> answering open-ended questions about whether sugar might be harmful to rats
> or, given preliminary suggestions of possible harm, doing further studies
> to find out one way or the other,” she said. “Instead, it stopped the
> research when the results looked unfavorable.”
> https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/21/well/eat/sugar-industry-
> long-downplayed-potential-harms-of-sugar.html?hpw&rref=
> health&action=click&pgtype=Homepage&module=well-region&
> region=bottom-well&WT.nav=bottom-well&_r=0
> https://www.nytimes.com/2016/09/13/well/eat/how-the-sugar-
> industry-shifted-blame-to-fat.html

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