I’m on a panel for the NYAS’s conference on Conflicts of Interest in Healthcare: Opportunities for Self-Reflection and Action, June 24-25. Location: 7 World Trade Center. 250 Greenwich St, 40th Floor. Information and registration are here. My panel is on the 25th at 10:45 a.m. , Session VI: Hot topic discussion: getting to the truth in nutrition science. Other panelists are Mona Calvo fro Penn State, Mehmood Khan from Life Biosciences, and Linda Van Horn from Northwestern. Moderator is Julia Belluz from Vox.
House Agriculture Committee Chairman Mike Conaway (R-Texas)
The chair of the House Ag Committee , Mike Conaway from Texas, provides his votes on issues summarized in a handy chart. ‘
According to Politico, his opinion on whether SNAP should omit sugary beverages is unclear, although
He did offer his take on sugar-sweetened drinks: “Sugary drinks have a clear impact on people’s health, but if we eliminated them off the face of the earth, I don’t know that obesity rates would be any different.”
And then there’s The Food Marketing Institute , which posted this appreciative tweet:*