Who is behind appeal of Noakes ruling?

2017-06-06 06:00

MANDI Smallhorne asks a valid question as to who is behind the decision to appeal the ruling that found Professor Tim Noakes not guilty of misconduct charges.

Noakes’s only sin was to write a book showing evidence that sugar is bad and fat is good for health. Anyone familiar with “The Sugar Papers” will smell a rat in this decision to appeal.

The Sugar Papers were published in September 2016 in the Journal of the American Medical Association. They exposed the dark secrets of the sugar industry’s commitment since the sixties to undermine research that showed sugar is toxic for human health.

Big sugar went to great lengths to lobby governments and fund biased research that denied the link between sugar and cardiac disease, and corrupted eminent scientists with bribes and positions on a research body.

They destroyed the careers of a number of prominent scientists whose evidence contradicted their lies. The Sugar Association (U.S.) had its tentacles in every part of the world where profits could be made by getting people to consume more sugar.

In 2016, the scientific community accepted the consensus that sugar is toxic for human health and that good fats are the human body’s preferred energy source.

However, anyone thinking that this age-old sugar behemoth would abandon the billions it makes in profits from the sweet lies it has been peddling, should think again.

People like Noakes are like culinary terrorists to the sugar industry. We can’t say for sure who is behind the witch-hunt, but we know who has hunted down Noakes’s predecessors.

WARREN OLIPHANT

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