by Marion Nestle
Oct 12 2009

San Francisco Chronicle column

For my latest San Francisco Chronicle column, I borrowed a query from a reader of this blog demanding financial disclosure.  This gave me the opportunity to discuss how sources of funding – especially from food companies – raise questions about whom to trust when it comes to nutrition advice.  Thanks to all of you who commented on that original post.  Most interesting.

The column appears in the Food and Wine section.  Although the San Francisco Chronicle, like many newspapers, is ailing badly, this section has just been selected by the Association of Food Journalists to win its award for best section.  I’m proud to be part of it.


  • Cindy
  • October 12, 2009
  • 3:36 pm

Speaking of funding, can you find out who funded the UC Davis research on salt? (Paper being published Wednesday, I believe — I received a press release.) No mention was made of funding, but I suspect the salt industry was involved.

Marion Nestle
  • Marion
  • October 12, 2009
  • 8:42 pm

@Cindy – I haven’t seen the paper but will look for it when it comes out. Where is it being published?

  • Cindy
  • October 13, 2009
  • 8:09 am

It’s being released online Thursday in the Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (CJASN).

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