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Special Report: Food, beverage industry pays for seat at health-policy table

Fairgoers play a carnival game at the San Diego County Fair in Del Mar, California in this June 29, 2011 file photo. To match Special Report OBESITY-WHO/INDUSTRY REUTERS/Mike Blake/Files

Fairgoers play a carnival game at the San Diego County Fair in Del Mar, California in this June 29, 2011 file photo. To match Special Report OBESITY-WHO/INDUSTRY REUTERS/Mike Blake/Files

Fairgoers play a carnival game at the San Diego County Fair in Del Mar, California in this June 29, 2011 file photo. To match Special Report OBESITY-WHO/INDUSTRY REUTERS/Mike Blake/Files
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Burgers are seen backstage before the Herve Leger by Max Azria Fall/Winter 2011 collection show during New York Fashion Week in this February 15, 2011 file photo. REUTERS/Eric Thayer/Files

Burgers are seen backstage before the Herve Leger by Max Azria Fall/Winter 2011 collection show during New York Fashion Week in this February 15, 2011 file photo. REUTERS/Eric Thayer/Files

Burgers are seen backstage before the Herve Leger by Max Azria Fall/Winter 2011 collection show during New York Fashion Week in this February 15, 2011 file photo. REUTERS/Eric Thayer/Files
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An advertisement to fight obesity created on behalf of the New York City Department of Health is shown in this undated file handout. To match Special Report OBESITY-WHO/INDUSTRY REUTERS/New York City Department of Health/Handout/Files

An advertisement to fight obesity created on behalf of the New York City Department of Health is shown in this undated file handout. To match Special Report OBESITY-WHO/INDUSTRY REUTERS/New York City Department of Health/Handout/Files

An advertisement to fight obesity created on behalf of the New York City Department of Health is shown in this undated file handout. To match Special Report OBESITY-WHO/INDUSTRY REUTERS/New York City Department of Health/Handout/Files
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Visitors walk past food stands at the Los Angeles County Fair in Pomona, California in this September 5, 2012 file photo. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson/Files

Visitors walk past food stands at the Los Angeles County Fair in Pomona, California in this September 5, 2012 file photo. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson/Files

Visitors walk past food stands at the Los Angeles County Fair in Pomona, California in this September 5, 2012 file photo. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson/Files
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Soft drink cups sized at 32 ounces (L) and 64 ounces are displayed at a news conference at City Hall in New York in this May 31, 2012 file photo. REUTERS/Andrew Burton/Files

Soft drink cups sized at 32 ounces (L) and 64 ounces are displayed at a news conference at City Hall in New York in this May 31, 2012 file photo. REUTERS/Andrew Burton/Files

Soft drink cups sized at 32 ounces (L) and 64 ounces are displayed at a news conference at City Hall in New York in this May 31, 2012 file photo. REUTERS/Andrew Burton/Files
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