Coke, Pepsi changing ingredients to avoid cancer warnings on products. CorpWatch : Coke and McDonalds Host Carnival of Junk Food Marketing At Rio Olympics. Every four years, billions tune in to watch the Olympics on television.
And every four years, major corporations pay millions for prime advertising opportunities as official sponsors. The 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro are no different with Coca-Cola and McDonald's igniting a storm of controversy over their role. Cities that host Olympic games spend several billion dollars on new infrastructure, security and of course on pomp and glamor. EKOCENTER Delivers Safe Access to Water and Other Basic Necessities to Communities in Need.
Today, more than 1 billion people lack access to safe drinking water and approximately 2.5 billion don’t have adequate sanitation, making billions of people around the world vulnerable to disease and other development challenges.
To help provide communities in need with access to safe drinking water and other basic necessities, The Company, together with DEKA R&D, and other critical partners including development banks, NGOs and companies, launched EKOCENTER™ - a downtown in a box - with the Slingshot™ water purification system housed within the community center.
The EKOCENTER project aims to improve the holistic well-being of developing communities around the world, focusing on those within the Bottom of the Pyramid (BoP), the largest, poorest socio-economic group. Globally, this represents nearly 4 billion people who live on less than US$2 per day. What Is EKOCENTER? Download the infographic (PDF) What is Slingshot technology? What is Slingshot technology? Slingshot Fast Facts. Campaign to Stop Killer Coke. "Coca Cola facing terrorism support charges in Colombia" By Adriaan Alsema, Colombia Reports, August 30, 2016Read Article "Multinational beverage producer Coca Cola is one of more than 50 companies that will be charged with financing the now-defunct Colombian paramilitary AUC group, a designated terrorist organization.
"Several courts will reportedly forward evidence of the involvement of the companies in financing the AUC, which killed many dozens of labor rights defenders during its existence between 1997 and 2006, to a transitional justice tribunal. " "CDC Executive Resigns After Being Caught Colluding With Coca-Cola to Salvage Soda Market" by Dr. Mercola, July 12, 2016Read Article. Coca-Cola faces case under SC/ST Act in Kerala. PALAKKAD: Kerala Police has registered a case against multi-national soft-drink major Coca-Cola for allegedly exploiting and polluting groundwater sources of the backward Scheduled Caste community at Plachimada here.
According to the case registered at Meenakshipuram police station here, Coca-Cola's unit at Plachimada, which after being operational for some years is shut since 2004, had "wilfully polluted" the water sources of Eravalas, one of the most backward Scheduled Caste communities in the region. When contacted, company's spokesperson said a response on the issue can be given only by tomorrow. Top company officials have been booked for non-bailable offences under various provisions of the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, police said. Meenakshipuram Principal Sub Inspector VS Syamkumar said the company officials would be summoned, if needed, during the course of investigation. Coca Cola facing terrorism support charges in Colombia. Multinational beverage producer Coca Cola is one of more than 50 companies that will be charged with financing the now-defunct Colombian paramilitary AUC group, a designated terrorist organization.
Coca Cola. Sustainability: The Coca-Cola Company. Should I Drink Diet Soda? Welcome to Should I Eat This?
—our weekly poll of five experts who answer nutrition questions that gnaw at you. 5/5 experts say no. Man, diet soda just can’t catch a break with these experts. Coca-Cola on Track to Meet 100% Water Replenishment Goal: The Coca-Cola Company. Company and its Bottling Partners Replenished an Estimated 94% of 2014 Sales Volume; Working To Be The First Food and Beverage Company To Replenish All The Water It Uses STOCKHOLM, August 25, 2015 – The Company and its global bottling partners (the system) today announced they are on track to meet their 2020 water replenishment goal by the end of 2015.
Based on the system’s global water replenishment projects to date, the system is balancing the equivalent of an estimated 94 percent of the water used in its finished beverages based on 2014 sales volume. Well.blogs.nytimes. Photo Coca-Cola, the world’s largest producer of sugary beverages, is backing a new “science-based” solution to the obesity crisis: To maintain a healthy weight, get more exercise and worry less about cutting calories.
The beverage giant has teamed up with influential scientists who are advancing this message in medical journals, at conferences and through social media. To help the scientists get the word out, Coke has provided financial and logistical support to a new nonprofit organization called the Global Energy Balance Network, which promotes the argument that weight-conscious Americans are overly fixated on how much they eat and drink while not paying enough attention to exercise. “Most of the focus in the popular media and in the scientific press is, ‘Oh they’re eating too much, eating too much, eating too much’ — blaming fast food, blaming sugary drinks and so on,” the group’s vice president, Steven N. Coke has made a substantial investment in the new nonprofit. Dr. Dr. Barry M. Oops! Coke Apologizes After Getting Busted Spending Millions to Manipulate Science. By Dr.
Harold Goldstein, Executive Director, California Center for Public Health Advocacy. Like a cat caught with the pet canary in its mouth, the world’s largest beverage company has guilt written all over its face. With little feathers still floating all over the house, Coca-Cola wants us to believe it is filled with remorse for spending millions of dollars manipulating science, and paying-off researchers to do its bidding. Last week, the New York Times exposed the Coke-funded, Global Energy Balance Network as the industry front group that it is. Coke has been reeling ever since. India’s water crisis laid bare by clash with US cola giants. A pollution fine for Coca-Cola and an order for PepsiCo to cut water use at factories in India have highlighted an intensifying conflict between big business and farmers over natural resources.
Indian village women demand the closure of Coca-Cola and PepsiCo factories due to fears over groundwater poisioning during a protest in New Delhi in October 2006. (AFP Photo) Tell Coca-Cola to STOP the VIOLENCE! Coke's "Downtown in a Box" Delivers Clean Water and Wi-Fi to Africa. Thelancet. Consumption of artificial sweetener– and sugar-containing soda and risk of lymphoma and leukemia in men and women. © 2012 American Society for Nutrition + Author Affiliations + Author Notes.