The World Health Organization recently was raising questions about the risks of artificial sweeteners. In response, a number of dietitians came out in force to say safetyofaspartame in all manner of social media postings. The latest, however, shows that Coca-Cola, PepsiCo, and others, were funneling money to promote a pushback against the WHO. This is shocking, and shows that even professionals can be bought. The Federal Trade Commission does instruct influencers who are paid to create sponsored messages to say clearly when they have a financial relationship with the brand they are promoting, but sometimes that message can get lost. This week’s closing segment will touch on this subject very specifically.
Registered dietitians are being paid by to post videos that promote diet soda, sugar and supplements on Instagram and TikTok