Coca-Cola’s “War” With the Public Health Community

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Gary Ruskin, Environmental Health News, April 3, 2018

In 2016, I obtained, via a public records request, an internal memorandum of The Coca-Cola Company proposing to launch a new scientific organization called the Global Energy Balance Network.

The premise for the network was to promote the idea that exercise, much more than dietary change, is the solution to the global obesity epidemic.

The organization collapsed after it was exposed as a front group by The New York Times and the Associated Press. But Coke’s memo on the group lives on as worthy of attention and study.

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