Vested interests in health


Madam, - Dr Louise Sullivan (September 27th) is unsettled by my "view" that a body entirely funded by and composed of members of the processed foods and drinks industries would do anything so natural as promote their interests. She also appears unaware that the unsettling text I quoted (verbatim) was from the Nutrition and Health Foundation's own website.

If she is concerned by the possibility of a public perception that the funders' self-interest might conflict with scientific impartiality on health issues, I suggest that the representative body should choose a less misleading name. - Yours, etc,

Dr STUART NEILSON, York Terrace, Cork.