An in-depth article about the sugar industry’s decades-long manipulations of science is featured in the latest issue of the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) magazine.
The article explores the deep background about how key university researchers, especially associate professor Cristin Kearns, have pursued evidence of sugar industry tactics to downplay the harm of sugar. The feature tells how Kearns was able to obtain thousands of internal sugar industry documents — emails, confidential memos, research funding strategies, public relations tactics and more.
The sugar industry documents, which now number more than 32,000 pieces, are part of a new online UCSF archive. Only a portion of them has been explored and cataloged. But so far they are revealing the sugar industry’s “scientific shenanigans” to manipulate public health and subvert science, the article says.
Last month we featured a post about this new UCSF sugar archive that is part of The UCSF Industry Documents Library. UCSF is inviting academics, researchers and the general public to help them search the open-access archive. The site has even created a short video showing how to search the site using keywords.
Who knows, maybe some citizen scientists among our Diet Doctor readers may make key discoveries? Test your searching chops and see if you can find even more evidence of the way the sugar industry promoted self-serving research.