Update: ScienceBlogs drops Pepsi blog after blogger/journalist revolt

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This announcement was posted today on ScienceBlogs.com:

We have removed Food Frontiers from SB.

We apologize for what some of you viewed as a violation of your immense trust in ScienceBlogs. Although we (and many of you) believe strongly in the need to engage industry in pursuit of science-driven social change, this was clearly not the right way.

How do we empower top scientists working in industry to lead science-minded positive change within their organizations? How can a large and diverse online community made up of scientists and the science-minded public help? How do companies who seek genuine dialogue with this community engage? We’ll open this challenge up to everyone on SB and beyond in the coming days so that we can all find the right solution.

Addendum: Science journalist David Dobbs, a past contributor to ScienceBlogs who left amidst this Pepsi brouhaha, writes today that he’s not going back.

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July 8, 2010 at 11:56 am

Wow, that was quick. This is the first I’m reading about the removal of the Pepsi blog– thanks for keeping on top of this issue!

David Bock

July 9, 2010 at 11:21 am

side note FYI , the American Dietetics Association is sponsored by several corporations that have questionable interest in how we eat and the science behind the advice as to what we eat.