Big Sugar manipulated research 50 years ago, when they abruptly put an end to research suggesting a link between sugar and cancer.
Let’s say this study had been going the other way and you could have fed these animals massive amounts of sugar and it didn’t do anything. I’m sure (the sugar industry) would not have cut off the funding. They would be out there thumping the tub — ‘look, we fed these rats, like, five gazillion pounds of sugar and it didn’t matter.
– Professor Stanton Glantz
Does this sound familiar? Well, that’s because it is.
The tobacco industry acted in the exact same way decades ago. Fortunately few people nowadays believe cigarettes are good for you. And I guess the tide is turning for Big Sugar, too.
- National Post: New report alleges big sugar tried to hide possible link to cancer 50 years ago
- Science Alert: Big Sugar buried these concerning health studies 50 years ago
- PLOS Biology: Sugar industry sponsorship of germ-free rodent studies linking sucrose to hyperlipidemia and cancer: An historical analysis of internal documents