Industry’s Insidious Influencers

The International Life Sciences Institute, an American nonprofit, has been slowly making its move on Asia and Latin America, seeking to influence food and nutrition decision-makers.  
 
But health advocates charge ISLI is basically a front group for its 400 corporate members (and funders) including Big Soda, Big Pharma, and Big Sugar.
 
ILSI has now crept into 17 countries, including China, India and Brazil—where ILSI representatives have supplanted academics on nutrition advisory panels, drawing protests as awareness grows over the conflicts of interest.
 
The Quote: “The regulated cannot be the regulators,” Amit Srivastava, coordinator of the India Resource Center, wrote in a letter to India’s food authorities.
 
The New York Times

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