Olivia Rosane, EcoWatch, March 16, 2018
Coca-Cola intentionally funded the Global Energy Balance Network (GEBN) as a “weapon” in a “growing war between the public health community and private industry” on the causes of obesity, according to a press release sent to EcoWatch by consumer group U.S. Right to Know.
The quotes come from documents obtained in a Freedom of Information Request filed by U.S. Right to Know that formed the basis for a study published Wednesday in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health. The study’s authors focused on the documents because they definitively proved that Coca-Cola funded the GEBN with the intention of influencing public health debate in their favor.
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