The Coca-Cola Company says it wants to set the record straight on its role in funding scientific research, after coming under fire for funding a program which says there is ‘no compelling evidence’ that sugary drinks and diets are responsible for obesity.
The National Research Council (NRC) is conducting an "independent, objective examination of what has been learned since the introduction of genetically engineered (GE) crops, based on current evidence".
The US Food and Drug Administration estimates that it will receive only one nutrient content claim notification and two health claim notifications per year, according to a notice to be published in the Federal Register.
Nutrition studies of beverages funded solely by industry are four
to eight times more likely to report favourable conclusions for the
sponsors than studies with no industry funding, say researchers
from the US.
One cannot envy the chief executive faced with a scientific study
that casts doubt over the efficacy or safety of his core product.
But avoiding a sales slump, media vilification and even charges of
fraud means squaring up to such...
We take a look at the freshly elected officials for the 2003-2004
season at the American Association of Cereal Chemists (AACC) - to
be inaugurated at the organisation's annual meeting later this