How The Food Industry Relies On Scientists With Big Tobacco Ties

April 17, 2015 10:38 PM

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This story is excerpted from an investigation by the Center for Public Integrity, a nonpartisan, nonprofit investigative news organization.

The food industry regularly turns to a small group of scientists — including several with ties to Big Tobacco — to determine whether additives they're adding to food products are safe. And these relationships often allow food companies to avoid a rigorous pre-market government safety review, accordi...

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