Debate over soft-drinks, sugar industry spreads to Canadian researchers

December 8, 2015

A small group of university-based researchers in Canada has received hundreds of thousands of dollars in funding from soft-drink makers, packaged-food trade associations, and the sugar industry, reports the National Post. The article goes on to argue that the research produced by these scientists often results in studies and opinion articles that agree with the general business interests of those companies. Citing a Spanish study from 2013, the Post reports that while only 17% of company-supported research has found a link between sugary beverages and body weight, more than 80% of research performed without such funding has found such a link.  National Post