Wednesday, September 30, 2015

The New – and Secretly Paid – Faces of Coca Cola

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Oh my. Coca Cola was recently forced to list the organizations and scientists they fund. But it turns out they’re also giving out plenty of money to individuals. Exactly who is detailed in this fantastic and sometimes hilarious investigation:

Medium: The New Faces of Coke

Turns out that most are dietitians with a flare for local media outreach — a surprising number of whom could be played by Kristen Wiig in the made-for-TV movie of this scandal.

Remember the professor who made big headlines for losing weight on a “Twinkie Diet”? Turns out he was paid by Coca Cola. Perfectly aligned with their misleading message that weight loss is all about calories and personal responsibility (not about Coca Cola).

Have you seen any dietitian recommending mini-Coca Colas on blogs or TV, or any chef cooking with Coca Cola? Turns out they were all likely paid by Coca Cola, behind the scenes.

Have you seen a scientist on TV insisting that obesity is all about calories and the solution is all about exercise – perhaps he even wrote a book about it? He may very well have been paid by Coca Cola.

It goes on and on and on, and it’s not pretty. Highly recommended reading:

Medium: The New Faces of Coke


The Coca-Cola Problem is Getting Uncomfortable – Coke Gets Dumped by Doctors and Dietitians

Exposed: The Scientists and Organizations Taking Sugar Money

“Coca-Cola Caught Funding Scientists Who Deflect Blame for Obesity Away From Sugary Drinks”

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