Understanding these eating disorders
Researchers at the general public, nutritional information is relayed, amplified and often distorted by many players.
The lobbies. By dint of well-chosen studies (ie not necessarily the most relevant), defend ranchers, dairy, meats, wine growers or trademarks of cornflakes or yoghurt. As long as the consumer knows where the information came from, why not? But lobby groups argue brands or masked by creating expert groups “independent” to spread their good word, or even a genuine disinformation. To counter the work on obesity which questioned the role of soft drinks, Coca-Cola has financed a group of experts, the Global Energy Balance Network (GEBN), who communicated very scientific way the lack of sport and overeating to better minimize the impact of damning studies sodas. The GEBN put the key under the door in November 2015, a few months after the New York Times unveiled the pot to the roses.