Why is the Coca Cola Company Being Sued Again?

Why is the Coca Cola Company Being Sued Again?

Big food and beverage companies have increasingly become the target of class-action lawsuits. While victories end up with very small earnings for individual consumers, the big winners are usually the representing law firms, making millions of dollars in legal fees. … Continue reading

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Monster Coke: Coca Cola Partners With Energy Drink Maker

Monster Coke: Coca Cola Partners With Energy Drink Maker

There’s no stopping the energy drink market, unfortunately. Instead of proper nutrition and sleep, people are seeking a shortcut in the form of sugary caffeine boosts. Monster is a category leader in a market that is growing 10% a year. … Continue reading

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The Sugar Tax is Coming

The Sugar Tax is Coming

Last week, Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) introduced the SWEET ACT to the House of Representatives. The formal name: Sugar-Sweetened Beverages Tax Act of 2014. The gist of this proposed law, is a federal excise tax on specific types of sugary … Continue reading

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Coke Copies Pepsi, Removes Potentially Harmful Ingredient from Sports Drink

Coke Copies Pepsi, Removes Potentially Harmful Ingredient from Sports Drink

The Coca Cola company is quietly removing brominated vegetable oil (BVO) from its Powerade line of sports drinks. The move comes only months after PepsiCo subsidiary Gatorade announced it will be removing BVO from its sport drink by the end … Continue reading

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Stevia Sweetened Coke, Soon in the US?

Stevia Sweetened Coke, Soon in the US?

Coca Cola Life, a stevia sweetened version of Coke, will expand beyond South American test markets, according to Coca Cola CEO Mukhtar Kent. It’s not clear if this product is heading our way, but if it is we advise to … Continue reading

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More Studies Confirm: Soft Drinks Increase Diabetes Risk

More Studies Confirm: Soft Drinks Increase Diabetes Risk

Need another reason to kick your soda habit for good? In a study published in Europe, researchers have shown that drinking just one 12 ounce can of sugary soda per day increases the chance of diabetes by over 20%. Download … Continue reading

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10 Reasons to Quit Soft Drinks

10 Reasons to Quit Soft Drinks

Let’s admit it. We’re a nation of junkies addicted to sugary soft drinks. Decades of clever advertising and cheap unlimited access have made us slaves to sugary pop. We must stop this nonsense. Here are 10 reminders why you should … Continue reading

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Coke Calorie Conundrum

Coke Calorie Conundrum

A few days ago we got an email from Bob, who was befuddled by Coke’s Thirty-nine grams of sugar at 4 calories per gram yields 156 calories, right?  So how can there only be 140 calories in a 12 oz … Continue reading

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Quantifying the Health Damage of Celebrity Endorsement of Junk Foods

Quantifying the Health Damage of Celebrity Endorsement of Junk Foods

LeBron James, through his $16 million endorsement deal with Coke and McDonald’s will have been responsible for a billion spoons of sugar consumed in soft drinks through the life of his 6 year contract. This figure has been calculated by … Continue reading

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Why Coke’s $3 Million Contribution to Chicago is a Bad Idea

Why Coke’s $3 Million Contribution to Chicago is a Bad Idea

A $3 million contribution to improve nutrition education and run exercise classes in Chicago public parks sounds like a great idea. Goodness knows both kids and parents in America can use all the help they can get losing weight and … Continue reading

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