February 12, 2015 | Rohan

I try my best to avoid sugar, as experts agree it's bad news for your health. So I'm rather worried that some scientists who advise the government on health matters are accused of accepting money from the sugar industry. Companies such as Coca-Cola, Pepsi, Mars and Nestlé have funded research projects for a few health advisory groups.

However these scientists claim it's good to work with industry and they are not influenced by this funding. I for one like to think all good scientists would put public health interests before their own.

To find out more about our lust for sugar and how it affects you, check out our new exhibition Cravings.

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