Critic of Artificial Sweeteners Pilloried by Industry-backed Scientists

Susan Swithers is no stranger to food industry criticism, writes Chris Young for the Center for Public Integrity. Still, even Swithers was surprised by the way in which the diet food industry attacked a paper she published last summer that raised health concerns about popular sugar substitutes used in snack foods and diet drinks. Perhaps the strongest, most wide-ranging attacks came from the Calorie Control Council, a lesser-known industry group with a penchant for stealthy public relations tactics.