The power of the financiers' influence is well known. This is the reason why - just to give an example - several medical studies have a section titled "Conflicts of interest" where the article's authors usually specify whether they have or not any professional or economic connection to the industry that the article is related too.
The meat industry has published several scientific articles in order to intervene in the body of medical knowledge about foods and diseases. The strategy is obvious: when there are several articles saying different things, the "findings are thus inconsistent" - to use a popular expression of the scientific literature - and "more research is needed". Meanwhile no guilty party is found and the business goes on.
With this in mind it would be useful to know when the results of a study are genuine, and when they might have been manipulated in order to please the interests of the financiers. Applied to the daily life of vegetarians and vegans, this would help to make one's own opinion about the contents of some article regarding medicine, environmental pollution, greenhouse gases emissions, etc, and to practice more effective outreach. So, how can we find out when a study is sponsored by the meat industry?