Unfortunately, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, the organization tasked with professional (RD, RDN, NDTR) certification, has deep ties and long history of corporate influences, which of course, includes our friends Monsanto. I can't say most but a lot of funding for the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics comes not only from the food industry but also pharmaceutical/D.C. lobbying sponsorships. As professionals in this field, my colleagues and I are collectively bummed out about this. I probably shouldn't even write about the influence in policy because of the countless internet shills you mention but my sleep is untroubled.
Dat username tho.