Support independent, student-run journalism.

Your support helps give staff members from all backgrounds the opportunity to conduct meaningful reporting on important issues at Stanford. All contributions are tax-deductible.

The captive science problem

In the end, the political situation is a familiar one: big business and the U.S. government allying to dupe, or at least not protect, the American consumer. Hopefully these new dietary recommendations represent a reversal in this trend, but if they do not, we need to ensure that our health guideline are based on science, not the wishful thinking of Big-Ag.