Exposed: Coca-Cola and Pepsi paid millions to health organizations

For example, the report adds, Save the Children, a group that promoted soda taxes, suddenly dropped this effort in 2010 after receiving more than $5 million from the Coca-Cola Company and PepsiCo in 2009

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Last year we published a post exposing how lavishly Coca-Cola spent on paid research works in order to make false claims that Coca-Cola consumption is harmless or less harmful than thought. In a recent news report it is further confirmed that they give out millions of dollars to nearly 100 public organizations in order to garner support from them. This malpractice is a joint exercise by Coca-Cola and Pepsi.

It is found that the 96 organizations receiving money from Coca-Cola and Pepsi includes 63 public health organizations, 14 health foundations, government sponsored organizations, and food supply groups, and the rest 19 other organizations. It is reported that these health organizations tied up with Coca-Cola and Pepsi for raising funds for their own projects.

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Coca-Cola and Pepsi are known for being harmful to human health but they have been working passionately by employing different tactics to cover the truth to save and promote the multi-billion soda and soft drink industry.

Here Are All 96 Public Health Organizations Paid By Coca-Cola And Pepsi – Co.Exist

https://www.fastcoexist.com/3064538/here-are-all-96-public-health-organizations-paid-by-coca-cola-and-pepsiTogether, the industry giants sponsored 96 national health organizations from 2011 to 2015, in addition to money spent on lobbying, according to a new study published in the American Journal of Preventative Medicine.

“Some of the most trusted organizations in public health, from Harvard University Medical School to the American Cancer Society and the American Medical Association, are linked by two common donors: Coca-Cola and Pepsi.

Together, the industry giants sponsored 96 national health organizations from 2011 to 2015, in addition to money spent on lobbying, according to a new study published in the American Journal of Preventative Medicine. Those organizations include many which are dedicated to fighting obesity. This isn’t totally new information, but it is striking seeing the extent of their influence from a bird’s-eye view.” – Here Are All 96 Public Health Organizations Paid By Coca-Cola And Pepsi – Co.Exist

Coke and Pepsi give millions to public health, then lobby against it – Bend Bulletin

http://www.bendbulletin.com/health/4731612-151/coke-and-pepsi-give-millions-to-public-healthIn 2009 alone, when the government proposed a federal soda tax to curb obesity that would help finance health care reform, Coke, Pepsi and the American Beverage Association spent a combined $38 million lobbying against the measure, which ultimately …NewsmaxNBCNews.comTHE BUSINESS TIMES – – – Coke and Pepsi give millions to public health, then lobby against it – Bend Bulletin

Coca-Cola and Pepsi, or any other similar soft drink contain mild to strong intoxicants. In initial stage, consumption of these drinks may appear to be harmless but due to these intoxicants they gradually affect the nervous system and make one addicted to it. Gradually,  as the “fun” is no more found in drinking such “soft drinks”, the victim turns to stronger intoxicants thus eventually becoming addicted to them.

As explained in this article, studies suggest that depression, a serious mental disorder leading to suicides around the world has a direct link to drinking. This is because alcohol consumption decreases the serotonin levels in the brain and that triggers unexpected mood swings. Feeling dejected, aggressive, anxious, angry, etc. are some of the byproducts of drinking.

Coca-Cola and Pepsi are just a couple among others. The main issue here is how almost all industries continuously misguide the mass. Recently we saw how medical industry manages to conceal big time errors, which kill hundreds of thousands every year, by paying lofty amounts in compensation. In the absence of education teaching how to discriminate between right and wrong, and on the other hand, due to massive propaganda by commercial organizations encouraging people to indulge in doing only wrong, it has become extremely difficult for general populace to understand who to follow. Those who know such malpractices can benefit others by sharing good information.