University Records Reveal Coca-Cola’s Immense Power Over Health Research

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Peter Hess, Inverse, May 7, 2019

The Coca-Cola Company, one of the world’s largest purveyors of sugary beverages, has spent years trying to create a more soda-friendly world. Part of this effort has included funding scientific research on fitness and public health at universities throughout the United States, Canada, and around the world. As it did so, it quietly reserved the right to veto research findings. As new research shows, in five different university funding agreements, The Coca-Cola Company could terminate research at any time — without having to give a reason.


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