By Dr. Bob McCauley
When you hear about a “study” that claims a food that you generally feel is not healthiest food on the market, such as beef or eggs, or perhaps bread, then you should be suspicious. The studies that seem to fly in the face of everything you know were likely funded by the industry that produces them.
At least 10 peer-reviewed studies about pasta published since 2008 were either fundeddirectly by Barilla or, like the one published this month, were carried out by scientists who have had financial ties to the company, which reported sales of 3.4 billion euros ($4.2 billion) in 2016. For two years, Barilla has publicized some of these studies, plus others favorable to its product, on its website with taglines like “Eat Smart Be Smart…With Pasta” and “More Evidence Pasta Is Good For You.” And the company hired the large public relations firm Edelman to push the latest study’s findings to journalists. – Buzz Feed
Incredible. I always liked pasta, but a superfood? Not really.