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How Junk Food Companies Have Hijacked Nutritional Science

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  • The American Society for Nutrition (ASN) is considered a premier academic institution in the field of nutrition, publishing three academic journals, including the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition
  • However, the ASN has deep financial ties to the processed food industry. Sponsors include Coca-Cola, Kellogg’s, Monsanto, and the Sugar Association, just to mention a few
  • The ASN has published a report in support of processed foods, and has taken a firm stand against the FDA’s proposal to list “added sugar” on the Nutrition Facts label of processed foods

By Dr. Mercola

Since its inception in 1928, the American Society for Nutrition (ASN) has become the most widely known academic institution in the field of nutrition, publishing three academic journals, including the well-respected American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.

As a result, you’d expect the ASN’s advice to be on solid ground. Alas, as noted in a June 2015 report by Michele Simon, “The ASN has many problematic ties with the food and beverage industry.” 


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