Beyond nutrition and physical activity: food industry and principles of scientific integrity

In a study published in Globalization and Health designed to assess how food industry actors seek to influence the principles of scientific integrity, Mialon and colleagues present a case study of the International Life Science Institute (ILSI) as a key actor in that space. The authors conclude that the activities developed by ILSI on scientific integrity principles are part of a broader set of industry political practices of industry actors to influence public health policy, research, and practice. They argue that it is important to counter these practices as they risk shaping scientific standards to suit the industry’s interests rather than public health ones.