Resnick Program for Food Law & Policy

Scandal could lead to lawsuits against sugary beverage industry

Michael T. Roberts & Emilie Aguirre

Science report scandal could lead to lawsuits that hold sugary beverage industry accountable, NY Daily News (2016)

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Recent findings reported in the Annals of Internal Medicine show that the sugar-sweetened beverage industry has financially backed scientific researchers to discard a link between sugary beverage consumption and metabolic outcomes such as obesity and diabetes.

This news, coupled with the revelation that two of Harvard University's most famous nutritionists collaborated with the sugar industry in the 1960s to downplay sugar's role in coronary heart disease, provides conclusive evidence that the sugary beverage industry has manipulated the scientific process for decades at the expense of the public's health.