Coca-Cola and the Government — Why So Suspicious?


This post talks about the International Food Information Council, a propaganda arm of the Coca-Cola Company and the American Beverage Association, among others.

Keeping an Eye on the CDC


Coke’s ability to permeate every nook and crevice of life on planet Earth is uncanny, and we’ve been looking into its relationship with CDC.

Coca-Cola and the CDC


We’ve been following the developments around the appointment of Dr. Brenda Fitzgerald as director of the CDC and its relationship with the Coca-Cola Company.

New CDC Leadership Has Critics


At the CDC, Dr. Brenda Fitzgerald took over a government agency which Coca-Cola executives have been fairly open about their attempts to influence.

Valiant Anti-Obesity Efforts in the U.K.


Unlike in the U.S., in the United Kingdom, interest in the subject of childhood obesity never seems to ebb. It just flows from one controversy to the next.

A Visit to the Flaky Fringe


We keep collecting stray theories about obesity villains — the factors, substances and circumstances suspected of contributing to the obesity epidemic.

Is the U.K. Shooting Itself in the Foot Over Sugar?


Fear of sinking profits has inspired beverage companies to seek sugar substitutes to escape the sugar tax that kicks in next year in the UK.

Government Official Credits Being Big to Chocolate Milk

Sec. Perdue is meeting with with Senator Claire McCaskill.

Newly appointed Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue rolled back some Obama-era school lunch rules, but every story has two sides.

New Leadership at USDA


The USDA recently acquired a new Big Boss, Sonny Perdue, who once ran a fertilizer business and then spent several years as governor of Georgia.

The Battle for Impressionable Minds


Let’s continue to slog through the complicated history of the United Kingdom’s effort to quell obesity.

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