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Coca-Cola facing huge class action lawsuit over alleged false claims for Vitaminwater

7/24/2013 - For years, the Coca-Cola Company has been deceptively marketing its "vitaminwater" beverage brand as a healthy alternative to plain water and sugary soda beverages, making outlandish claims that the drink can help boost immunity and even help people fight eye disease. But now the beverage giant is facing...

Coca-Cola pushing soft drinks for breakfast in bid to boost sales

7/13/2013 - Forget about tea, coffee and smoothies in the morning -- just down a few cans of soda pop before starting your day and you should be good to go. This is the latest marketing advice to emerge from junk beverage giant Coca-Cola, which is currently trying to boost sales of its sugar- and aspartame-laden...

Are Coca-Cola and Pepsi Lobbying the FDA for a GMO Labeling Law?

1/13/2013 - High-level executives from some of the U.S.'s largest food corporations are meeting with the FDA behind closed doors this week to lobby for a mandatory federal GMO labeling law. Could it be that bad press and consumer backlash have dulled the enthusiasm of these former biotech cheerleaders? Or is Big...

Coca-Cola partners with drug maker Sanofi to make sketchy 'beauty-enhancing' beverage

10/27/2012 - The clear distinction between what defines a food versus a drug appears to be blurring, as beverage giant Coca-Cola has announced that it is teaming up with French drug maker Sanofi to release a new beauty-enhancing drink line known as "Beautific Oenobiol." According to reports, the nutritional product...

London Assembly trying to ban McDonald's, Coca-Cola from 2012 Olympics

7/21/2012 - As fast food giant McDonald's gets ready to open its largest restaurant in the world at Olympic Park in London (http://www.huffingtonpost.com), the London Assembly, an elected government body that holds the London Mayor accountable to his promises, has voted in favor of calling for an official ban on...

Coca-Cola dodges federal false advertising claim on its so-called "pomegranate" juice

5/24/2012 - They say close only counts in a game of horseshoes or when throwing a hand grenade. Obviously, close is good enough when it comes to food ingredients as well. Beverage giant Coca-Cola was recently able to dodge a federal claim of false advertising on one of its "pomegranate" drinks - but just barely....

New Zealand woman's Coca-Cola habit blamed for her death

4/25/2012 - The Coca-Cola Company is currently embroiled in an investigation involving a New Zealand woman who allegedly died as a result of drinking too much of the company's sugary beverage. According to reports, Natasha Marie Harris had been consuming a steady diet of roughly two gallons a day of Coca-Cola in...

Coca-Cola influences Grand Canyon officials to scrap plastic bottle ban

11/11/2011 - Plastic bottle waste represents the single largest source of litter at Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona, which is why park officials there have been working towards implementing a ban on the sale of disposable plastic bottles. But after a recent meeting with the Coca-Cola Company, which has donated...

To this day, Coca-Cola still imports coca leaves which are used to manufacture cocaine in the United States

6/9/2011 - Coca leaves have been chewed and consumed as tea for thousands of years in the high Andes. They are rich in many essential nutrients; they ease respiratory and digestive distress and are a natural stimulant and painkiller. Indigenous tradition and scientific studies have both confirmed that in their...

Vitaminwater revealed as non-healthy beverage by Coca-Cola's own lawyers (opinion)

8/10/2010 - Do you ever wonder things like "Who is actually gullible enough to think that Vitaminwater is healthy?" Although that question may seem demeaning or even arrogant, it turns out that the Coca-Cola company (which owns the Vitaminwater brand) is essentially asking that exact question. How so? In response...

Coca-Cola's murderous record of anti-union activity in Colombia exposed

5/22/2010 - Coca-Cola: to many, it is simply the all-American cola that everyone grew up drinking. Originally created in the late 1800s as a medicine, Coca-Cola eventually evolved into one of the world's most popular soft drinks. Besides being a very unhealthy beverage, Coca-Cola has another dirty secret for which...

Total Sellout: American Academy of Family Physicians Lets Coca-Cola Sponsor Health Advice

3/19/2010 - The American Academy of Family Physicians has come under fire for a controversial decision to partner with the Coca-Cola Company in a new public outreach campaign about the health risks of soda consumption. "Coca-Cola, like other sodas, causes enormous suffering and premature death by increasing...

Is This the 1970s? Coca-Cola Claims It Doesn't Rot Teeth - Insists It's "Kiddie Safe"

7/28/2009 - The Coca-Cola Company's South Pacific division has been ordered to print a retraction of a full-page print ad claiming that Coca-Cola did not rot teeth or "[make] you fat." "Coke's messages were totally unacceptable, creating an impression which is likely to mislead that Coca-Cola cannot contribute...

Coca-Cola to Phase Out Toxic Sodium Benzoate in the U.K.

9/15/2008 - The Coca-Cola Company has announced that it is in the process of phasing out the use of food additive sodium benzoate in the United Kingdom, after a number of studies have linked it to a wide variety of health problems. Coca-Cola said that it had begun removing the chemical from its new batches of...

Coca-Cola Exploring Chinese Medicine for Beneficial Nutrients

3/6/2008 - The Coca-Cola Company has announced the launch of a new project designed to devise ingredients for beverages from traditional Chinese medicines. Coca-Cola has established a permanent research center in Beijing, at the China Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences. Researchers from the company will work...

Coca-Cola's "Dasani" bottled water under fire from consumer groups over tap water source

11/6/2007 - Coca-Cola's "Dasani" brand bottled water product is under fire this week with a global effort to shame the company into admitting the truth about the source of its Dasani water. What truth? That Dasani water comes from tap water -- the same stuff used to flush your toilet. Of course, the water is filtered...

Coca-cola to build plastics recycling plant in effort to appear more green

10/10/2007 - The Coca-Cola Company has announced plans for a $60-million initiative to give itself a "greener" image, including the construction of a $44-million plastic-bottle recycling plant. The 30-acre plant, to be built in Spartanburg, S.C., will recycle old plastic beverage bottles into new bottles. It...

Coca-cola workers convicted in conspiracy plot to sell formula secrets to Pepsi

10/5/2007 - Three employees of The Coca-Cola Company have been convicted by a federal court on charges of conspiracy to steal and sell the company's private trade secrets. According to CNN, "all three are charged with wire fraud and unlawfully stealing and selling trade secrets from the Coca-Cola Co." Ibrahim...

CSPI threatens lawsuit against Coca-Cola for "fraudulent" weight loss claims over Enviga beverage

12/11/2006 - The Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) has decided to serve notice on Coca-Cola and Nestl -- the companies behind the beverage Enviga -- stating that both companies are marketing the drink using calorie-burning and weight loss claims that are fraudulent. The CSPI group -- based in...

Coca-Cola jumps on green tea bandwagon, launches Enviga beverage with negative calorie claims

10/12/2006 - On Wednesday, soft drink giant Coca-Cola announced its new carbonated, "negative-calorie" green tea product Enviga, to be produced in partnership with Nestle. Coca-Cola has said three 12-ounce servings of Enviga will burn 60 to 100 calories in healthy 18-35-year-olds, with the beverage's 5 calories...

Coca-Cola pays doctor who claims soda has no link to obesity, diabetes

9/5/2006 - The effect of soft drinks on the world's growing obesity epidemic is a hot-button issue among scientists and the industry itself, and that link was the main subject of a world congress that met Monday in Sydney, Australia. According to a report on Australian news program "The World Today," the congress...

Bush Administration's pushing of Coca-Cola in India smacks of economic imperialism (opinion)

8/22/2006 - In the run up to the 2004 election, the George W. Bush presidential campaign received more than $380,000 from the Coca-Cola company and its affiliates. That "investment" of influence seems to be paying off nicely for Coca-Cola today as the Bush Administration is going to bat for the American company...

Coca-Cola banned at UK university as awareness of pesticide content spreads

8/21/2006 - The U.K. Students Against Coca-Cola group called for a nationwide student boycott of Coca-Cola in Britain Saturday, according to the Independent. The University of Sussex is the first to adopt the ban. Other British campuses are expected to implement the ban soon. Students Against Coca-Cola has...

India threatened by business interests: Sell Coke and Pepsi, or your economy will suffer

8/11/2006 - After a Center for Science and Environment study found 24 times the acceptable level of pesticides in soda sold in India, a few state governments acted quickly to ban the big name soft drinks -- Coca-Cola and PepsiCo -- but the country's top business groups warned Thursday that the move could hurt India's...

Coca-Cola rewards program may be hazardous for children, says weight loss instructor

7/14/2006 - A St. Louis weight loss instructor is suing Cola-Cola over their "My Coke Rewards" program. Julia Harvey says the program could persuade children to drink hazardous quantities of the product. The program rewards Coca-Cola consumers with points for each product they buy, which can be redeemed for...

Human rights alert: Coca-Cola suppliers buy materials from El Salvador companies that practice child labor

2/27/2006 - In terms of human rights and ecology, the Coca-Cola Company seemingly keeps digging itself into a PR hole. The company just can't seem to anger activists enough. It's been accused of privatizing and monopolizing Africa's natural water supply, sucking up India's vital groundwater sources (thereby harming...

The unauthorized history of Coca-Cola (satire)

1/14/2005 - Coca-cola was originally promoted as a drink "offering the virtues of coca without the vices of alcohol." Until 1903, a typical serving contained 60mg of cocaine. Today, it still contains an extract of coca leaves. The Coca-Cola Company imports eight tons of coca leaf from South America each year --...

Soft drink company marketing tactics: the experts sound off

1/8/2005 - This is a compilation of quotes about soft drink company marketing tactics from some of the leading authors on health, food marketing and food politics. This full list, and much more information, is included in The Five Soft Drink Monsters downloadable ebook. Marion Nestle Food Politics: How the...

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