Posts Tagged ‘tobacco industry’

Discovery of a Vast Anti-Health Conspiracy

March 20, 2019 — Scientists at the University of California at San Francisco have discovered that tobacco companies once owned food and beverage companies. Philip-Morris bought General Foods in 1985 and then Kraft in 1988. This arrangement lasted until 2007 when Philip-Morris sold all of its ownership of Kraft and the old General Foods brands. RJ Reynolds acquired Pacific […]

Food Industry Lessons from the Tobacco Industry

April 1, 2013 — Hyperbole has a way of creeping into discussions of parallels between the food industry and the tobacco industry. But a recent analysis, published in the Lancet, identifies tactics used by the food industry that closely imitate those of cigarette makers.  The authors’ conclusion deserves careful consideration: “Public regulation and market intervention are the only evidence-based […]