The sugar industry and the US government were in bed with each other and the loser was everybody’s teeth.
It is not surprising to me that there are people who want to influence (lobby) what the government does, what it regulates, how it taxes certain things, what kinds of recommendations it makes. Such is the nature of power and influence. It is inevitable.
What is surprising to me is that most people that I know think the government is good and want more of it while at the same time decrying lobbying. People: problems of power and influence (lobbying) happen BECAUSE there is government. To the extent that there is more government with more power, the problems can only get worse. There is no other option.
It’s dramatized in reality in the link above, and in fiction in Evolve.