Why is Coca Cola Being Sued This Time?

Why is Coca Cola Being Sued This Time?

The last few years have been good for lawyers looking to make some money from class action lawsuits against the food industry. Hey, it’s the American way! The FDA’s lack of definition for the word natural is an opportunity that … Continue reading

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In 20 Years, We Won’t Believe Junk Food Companies Once Sponsored Dietitians

In 20 Years, We Won’t Believe Junk Food Companies Once Sponsored Dietitians

Earlier this week, we attended the annual dietitian conference known as FNCE (Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo), organized by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (formerly known as the American Dietetic Association). Aside from interesting educational sessions, there is … Continue reading

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Nothing Smart About Smart Water

Nothing Smart About Smart Water

Did you catch the giant billboard ads of beautiful Jennifer Aniston pushing Smart Water? We saw one the other day and started to think that the only smart thing about this water, is the fact that Coca Cola, the parent … Continue reading

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Hot Soda!

Hot Soda!

While most Americans want their soft drinks served ice cold, in other parts of the world, this is not always the case. Canada Dry, a brand from the Coca Cola Company, is planning to release a ginger ale product in … Continue reading

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Is it Game Over for Coke and Pepsi?

Is it Game Over for Coke and Pepsi?

Recent earning reports from soft drink manufacturers are highlighting what seems to be an irreversible trend – soft drink consumption in the US is falling. In 2010 – we drank 0.5% less than the year before. In 2011, the drop … Continue reading

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Did Vitamin Water XXX Trick You Too?

Did Vitamin Water XXX Trick You Too?

Last week a federal magistrate approved moving forward on a class action suit against makers of Vitamin Water, the Coca Cola Company. The suit was filed over 4 years ago by the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI), … Continue reading

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3 Ways the Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics Can Impact America

3 Ways the Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics Can Impact America

The Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics (formerly known as the American Dietetic Association) announced a membership milestone yesterday – having reached 75,000 members this year. The AND, which is the largest professional organization representing registered dietitians (RDs) in the world, … Continue reading

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Top 10 Calorie Sources in Kids’ Diets, and an Easy Way to Fix Them

Top 10 Calorie Sources in Kids’ Diets, and an Easy Way to Fix Them

Just before 2010 ended, The USDA released its 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans, a document that is updated every 5 years to reflect the evolving understanding of nutrition science. (And agriculture business concerns. But we won’t discuss that today.) The … Continue reading

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Coke Covers Your PM Hours with New Caffeine Free Coke Zero

Coke Covers Your PM Hours with New Caffeine Free Coke Zero

The Coca Cola Company is planning a new product to fill in a consumption opportunity not already handled by the hundreds of beverages currently available to thirsty consumers. According to a company press release: Day Or Night, New Caffeine Free … Continue reading

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How Junk Food Companies Exploit Americans with Ingredients Banned in Other Countries (Part 1/2)

How Junk Food Companies Exploit Americans with Ingredients Banned in Other Countries (Part 1/2)

This is part one of a two part series of guest posts from Vani Hari, a.k.a. Food Babe. It originally appeared here. Thoughts of outrage, unfairness, disbelief, and ultimately grief consumed me while I was doing this investigation. A list of ingredients … Continue reading

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