Industry sponsorship of nutrition societies
I am a member of the American Society for Nutrition and received this notice about a sponsored session at it forthcoming annual meeting.
Potatoes generally score high on the Glycemic Index, indicating that their starches are quickly digested to sugars. The Alliance for Potato Research & Education has a speaker at this session. I’m guessing that the speakers won’t have anything good to say about the Glycemic Index. I don’t either, actually, but opinions would be more credible if they came from independent sources.
This made me look up the other sponsored sessions.
Here’s another reason why I don’t think the ASN should allow these sessions at annual meetings.
In my experience, you don’t get much scientific debate at industry-sponsored scientific sessions. Alas.