Thursday, February 12, 2015
Gov't obesty advisors paid by junk food industry
‘Experts advising ministers on obesity are being paid hundreds of thousands of pounds by the junk food industry, an investigation has found.
Key scientists behind policies aimed at encouraging the public to eat a healthier diet have been given vast sums for their research by the likes of Coca Cola, Nestle and Mars.
The revelations prompted concerns that ‘cosy deals’ are deterring ministers from enforcing tough limits on sugar and fat.’
Read more: Obesity experts advising the Government are being paid hundreds of thousands of pounds by the junk food industry
CDN Comment: This goes much further than the DM article, and ultra low-fat foods sweetened with aspartame are NOT the solution. While sugar is lethal, saturated fats are not harmful and don't cause weight gain (the scaremongering was bogus). The real dangers in the modern diet are grains (especially wheat), carbohydrates, and cholesterol busting measures. The food industry have been compromising the health of the public since the 1950s, using bad and often fraudulent science to promote harmful products. Also see here, and here, and here.
Posted by anon at 9:41 AM