[conspire] Sugar in foodstuffs

Don Marti dmarti at zgp.org
Tue Mar 23 07:42:21 PDT 2010

begin Rick Moen quotation of Tue, Mar 23, 2010 at 05:34:09AM -0700:

> http://www.grist.org/article/researchers-yes.-hfcs-is-much-worse-than-table-sugar/

What a shameful exhibition of corporate welfare.


Publicly funded research handed over to Elsevier
B.V., to sell at a price of $31.50 for the actual
journal article.  (Science journals, unlike popular
magazines, use unpaid editorial boards, who are on
the clock for other institutions.)

Scientists who take taxpayer money, then hand the
results over to a parasitic publishing company,
should reconsider their shortsighted ways, or at
least talk with a university librarian about the
journals problem.

A previous article in the same field is open access:

That one, though, got funding from NIH, which has an
open access policy:

Looks like the US Public Health Service needs to
catch up with NIH -- otherwise, we're just going to
be reading secondhand news stories, arguments and PR
about the work they support.

Don Marti                                 +1 510-332-1587 mobile
dmarti at zgp.org

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