[QUOTE=Pete;575308]What you say is so true, and at the center of much of our problems. You can pick any dastardly aspect of modern existence, and with a little searching, you can find studies that will praise it's virtues. You're right. It's driven by money. Do you have any idea how much money the fast-food industry spent on lobbyists to get french fries listed as a vegetable serving? Or how much the snack food industry spent to get the health claims of olestra out in the public forum? Or that Coca-cola is currently lobbying to get the anti-oxidant anti-cancer benefits of soft-drinks touted by the FDA?I have very little trust in most science now a days because most of it is driven by money. And money corrupts.
Yesterday coffee will kill you ,,today it prevents cancer,,and tommarro it will be the major factor in global climate change.
The two common threads here are 1) money corrupts, and 2) big corporations and other profiteers are behind the corruption of science.
If CNN reports that coffee prevents cancer, you can bet the effort was funded by Folgers and Maxwell House. If it reverts to causing global warming, you can bet Lipton Tea funded that effort!