WHO Study Likens Palm Oil Lobbying to Tobacco, Alcohol Industries
|01/08/2019||Posted by BusinessMediaguide.Com under General World News||
The palm oil industry is deploying tactics similar to those of the alcohol and tobacco industries to influence research into the health effects of its product, a study published by the World Health Organization said on Tuesday.
Evidence of the health impact of palm oil is mixed, with some studies linking consumption to several ailments, including increased risk of death from heart disease caused by narrowing arteries, the report said.
The study, “The palm oil industry and non-communicable diseases,” called for more research and tighter regulation of the $60 billion industry, and said researchers should be wary of being influenced by lobbyists.
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