Did 2015 mark start of ‘transparency paradigm shift’ for Big Food?

| | December 18, 2015

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Today’s big food and agriculture companies work hard to protect their images. Companies like Coca-Cola, McDonald’s, and Monsanto spend a lot of time and money diverting attention away from negative science related to their products and associating themselves with groups that promote healthy food and families.

For a long time, those tactics appeared to be working; but several of this year’s developments suggest that they might not work for much longer. In fact, you might say that 2015 was the year transparency re-entered the picture. Here’s a timeline of what happened.

The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND) announced a partnership between its Kids Eat Right Foundation and Kraft Foods. In exchange for a grant, the Kids Eat Right Foundation logo would appear on packages of Kraft Singles. . .  The Daily Show quipped that AND — long-known for its cozy relationships with food and beverage giants — was “as much an Academy as [Kraft Singles] is cheese.”

. . .

New York University professor Marion Nestle began an ongoing series on her blog Food Politics that published the results of industry-funded studies. As of December 15, the score is 90 to nine, with 90 industry — funded studies favoring the sponsor, and nine not favoring the sponsor.

. . . the food industry might just be in the early stages of a paradigm shift. For many nutrition groups, sponsorship by the food industry has often been considered a necessary evil, particularly at a time where federal nutrition funding is so paltry.

However, this year’s incidents suggest that many in the public health and nutrition sector want substantial change, starting with minimizing corporate influence on research. . .

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  1. Is it “transparency” or is it defamation?

    As punk Andy Bellatti so gleefully reports, during 2015 Marion Nestle brazenly impugned the integrity of more than 500 of her colleagues in nutrition research. Scientists whose research was supported fully or in part by industry. It is noteworthy Nestle seems not to have published any serious scientific research since 1969, mounting her by default conspicuously upon a high horse uncorrupted by research funding. But she is hardly free of conflict of interest in her recent unprofessional thuggish behavior.

    So, did you make the list? Here it is, current as of December 18, 2015…

    (* denotes author identified by Marion Nestle as “highly conflicted”)

    Richard H Adamson

    Lydia Afman

    David Aguilar

    Concepcion M Aguilera

    Kiran D K Ahuja

    David A D’Alessio

    Dominik D Alexander PhD MSPHab

    Michel Aliani

    Mark von Allmen

    Maria das G Almeida

    Akua F Amankwaah

    Bashar Amer

    Sarah Anderegg

    Catherine J Andersen

    Raiana L de Andrade

    Theodore J Angelopoulos

    Marjolein Ankersmit

    E Archer

    Fernando Arós

    Elizabeth Artalejo

    Christopher E Aston

    Arne Astrup

    R L Atkinson

    J Alejandro Austria

    Rockiy Ayettey

    Nancy Babio

    David J Baer

    Steven K Baker

    Madeleine J Ball

    Martha Nydia Ballesteros

    Marion Balz

    Katherine Baqleh

    Stephen Barnes

    TV Barreira

    Arpita Basu

    LB Bauer

    Laura L Bauer

    Jamie I Baum

    Nerea Becerra-Tomás

    Carol Beevers

    Charles Benbrook

    NT Bendsen

    S Berger

    Helle KM Bergholdt

    Adam M. Bernstein MD ScD

    Nancy M Betts

    Joseph Beyene *

    Aristea Binia

    Ashley Binns

    JK Bird

    Heike Bischoff-Ferrari

    Ann Bjørnshave

    Steven N Blair

    John E Blundell

    Raffaella Bocale

    Chris Boesch

    Mette Bohl

    Nicolas Bordenave PhD

    Dienke J Bos

    Nabil E Boutagy

    Hakim Bouzamondo

    José Brandão-Neto

    Vaclav Brandejsky

    Michelle Braun

    Leigh Breen

    S Brown

    ST Broyles

    Nikki Buijs

    Marco Di Buono *

    Jeffrey H Burton

    Laurie T Butler

    Stephanie PB Caligiuri

    L Camou

    Wayne W Campbell

    Vanessa Campos

    Amanda J. Carleton *

    SE Carlson

    K Carson

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    Shona Cawley

    CM Champagne

    JP Chaput

    Craig S Charron

    Prasanth K Chelikani

    Guo-Chong Chen

    Li-Hua Chen

    Ningning Chen

    Laura Chiavaroli *

    Arnaud Chiolero

    FL Choo

    Vivian LW Choo

    Merete M Christensen

    Yi-Fang Chu PhD

    Amelia A Churnside

    Tyler A Churchward-Venne

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    Roger Clemens

    Peter M Clifton

    J Colombo

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    Kevin P Davy

    C de Graaf

    Hans Demmelmair

    Madison Demelloa MS

    Gareth Denyer

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    Eric L Ding

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    Vishnupriya Gourineni

    Davide Grassi

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    Lillian Jespersen

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    William D. Johnson PhD

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    David Kanter

    Hakima Karimi

    David L Katz

    PT Katzmarzyk

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    Rachel Kennedy

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    Christina Khoo

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    Jennifer Kimball

    S King

    B. Jan Willem van Klinken MD PhD

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    Berthold Koletzko

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