The standard-bearers of chaste eating habits have themselves lost control in apportioning blame for the “obesity epidemic” on sugared drinks. Why is soda taking so much of the rap?
Facing declining sales, Coca-Cola donated $1.5 million last year to start an organization to promote exercise as a salve for obesity-related diseases.
“Consumers are using products — Diet Coke and Diet Pepsi — that are advertised to make us think they assist in weight loss, when in fact ample scientific evidence suggests that this is not true, and the opposite may well be true.”
By David G. Savage, Tribune Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — In a case that could strengthen truth-in-labeling laws, Supreme Court justices on Monday voiced deep skepticism about Coca-Cola’s Pomegranate Blueberry juice that is 99.4 percent apple and grape juice, saying the name would probably fool most consumers, including themselves. The high court is hearing an appeal from […]
By Michael Doyle, McClatchy Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — Dual marketing disputes have ripened for the California-based makers of Pom Wonderful pomegranate juice, with Supreme Court justices sounding sympathetic Monday to some company claims. In the first of two key court cases, justices on Monday seemed to accept Pom Wonderful’s argument that Coca-Cola misleadingly labeled as […]