August 12, 2015

Marketing Magazine August 12, 2015 By Joan Voight Report blasts Coke and Big Food’s “front groups” Coca-Cola is fighting the rapid drop in soda sales by going beyond marketing and co-opting science. As the New York Times reported on Monday, the company is backing a new scientific research group centered on the idea …

March 25, 2015

Mother Jones March 25, 2015 by Leilani Clark Next month, after three years of legislative tug-of-war, the Navajo Nation will become the first place in the United States to impose a tax on junk food. The Healthy Diné Nation Act of 2014, signed into law by Navajo Nation President Ben Shelly last …

March 23, 2015

Vocativ March 22, 2015 by Sarah Kaufman A new review of over a thousand PubMed articles changes directed at reducing obesity levels found that some initiatives, such as banning foods high in sugars or trans fats, actually go quite far in achieving their ends. Requiring nutrition information labels, however, doesn’t. A team …

March 12, 2015

KQED March 20, 2015 By Lisa Aliferis Hundreds of pages of newly-found documents show that the sugar industry worked closely with the federal government in the late 1960s and early 1970s to determine a research agenda to prevent cavities in children, researchers who analyzed the documents say. “The sugar industry … …