Here’s an op-ed I wrote that was published today in the L.A. Times:
Sloppy science bears substantial blame for Americans’ bad eating habits
by, Nina Teicholz
A spectacular case of sloppy science came crashing to a close last month. Cornell University’s Brian Wansink, a world-renowned scientist who seized headlines with his research on American eating habits, had many of his papers retracted and resigned from his professorship. Wansink’s fall is not just the tale of a single scientist gone astray. It is, instead, an indictment of an entire type of nutrition science that has led to mistaken dietary advice dispensed to Americans for decades.
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