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Georgina Kenyon – The man who studies the spread of ignorance

In 1979, a secret memo from the tobacco industry was revealed to the public. Called the Smoking and Health Proposal, and written a decade earlier by the Brown & Williamson tobacco company, it revealed many of the tactics employed by big tobacco to counter “anti-cigarette forces”. In one of the paper’s most revealing sections, it looks at how to market …

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Big Sugar’s deceitful past: How industry spin impaired the government’s anti-cavity program

Where did Big Oil, Big Pharma and other industries learn to manipulate public policy to best serve their bottom line? The engaging new documentary “Merchants of Doubt” argues that they’re all following a battle plan borrowed from the tobacco industry. As for the tobacco industry, they learned it from Big Sugar. Researchers at UCSF analyzed 319 internal sugar industry documents …