Fox guarding the henhouse. Great position to be in when you are the fox.
When you produce an unhealthy product it pays to influence idiot politicians and bureaucrats and other policymakers so they can in turn influence public opinion. It has been done in this country for years, unfortunately.
“ILSI-China was well-positioned to align Chinese obesity science and policy with Coca-Cola’s emphasis on a lack of physical activity, as opposed to diet, as the major cause of obesity.”
I am confused about the word “science” being used throughout the entire article. Where the heck is the science that shows you can ignore what you eat and drink sugary drinks like Coca-Cola and overcome obesity as long as you exercise? For that manner, where is the science that you can reduce weight by exercise alone and it has nothing to do with diet.
Exercise is great for long-term health but is not a factor when losing weight. When I was a fat guy, I was active and exercised a lot, which resulted me in being a fat guy. Never lost a pound from exercise, no matter how much I did. Started eating Keto, and lost 80 pounds. I still exercise, by the way, for overall health and not to do with weight control.
So are the Chinese gullible to accept this pap from their government? Yes. We, Americans, have and still do. It worked on us.
Thanks, Todd, interesting article. It is good to know how companies do it.