“In order to bolster its credibility, reflect objective science that has the public’s best interest in mind, and hold the food industry more accountable, it is paramount that ASN reconsider its financial ties to the junk food industry,” concludes public health lawyer and activist Michele Simon in an investigation that purports to expose conflicts of interest between the American Society for Nutrition (ASN) and various food and beverage companies. Among other things, Simon contends that “powerful junk food companies purchase ‘sustaining partnerships’ from ASN, gaining access to the nation’s leading nutrition researchers at their annual meetings, and in their policy positions.”