Good read from Kelly D. Brownell and Kenneth E. Warner.
In “The Perils of Ignoring History: Big Tobacco Played Dirty and Millions Died. How Similar is Big Food?”, the authors argue that “food is obviously different from tobacco, and the food industry differs from tobacco companies in important ways, but there also are significant similarities in the actions that these industries have taken in response to concern that their products cause harm”.
More importantly, “the food industry should be held to a high standard, which includes nonindustry-determined benchmarks for success and an objective evaluation of their impact”.
Pay special attention to pages 277 through 280, which touch on how the food industry influences professional organizations, disputes science, plants doubt, and creates conflicts of interest.