Marion Nestle on Industry-funded studies:
It’s been 11 months since I started collecting studies funded by food companies with results favorable to the company’s marketing interests. I’ve now found 135 such studies versus just 12 with results unfavorable.
When the year is up, I will do an overall interpretation of what this collection does and does not signify, but for the moment I will just state the obvious: it is easier to find industry-funded studies with favorable rather than unfavorable results.
Favourable studies are easier to publish than non-favourable – evident in many other areas of science.