Quick, what do these things have in common: Cocoa Pebbles and Winston cigarettes? One answer might be that Fred Flintstone is their biggest fan. Another might be that theyâ€™re highly addictive.
And thatâ€™s not the only thing they share. When former dentist Cristin Kearns was told at a conference that sugary sweet tea was a healthy choice, she went searching for evidence that the sugar industry was trying to spin the science. What she found was a strategy to push products and influence policymakers borrowed straight from the playbook of Big Tobacco.
In this episode, we follow up on an investigation by Duke Universityâ€™s Ways & Means podcast into the way the sugar industry has borrowed from Big Tobacco in responding to threats from regulators.
Find their podcast here: http://www.waysandmeansshow.org/episode-blog/2016/3/15/sugar-fix
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