ICoca-Cola Ingangcwaba Okutholakele Okubi Okuvela Kwezocwaningo Lwezempilo Izimali, Isifundo Sithi

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Ukukhishwa ngokushesha: NgoLwesibili, ngoMeyi 7th ngo-7: 30 ntambama EDT
Ngemininingwane engaphezulu Xhumana: UGary Ruskin (415) 944-7350

Izinkontileka zocwaningo zikaCoca-Cola zikhombisa ukuthi zinomthelela omkhulu ocwaningweni lwezempilo lomphakathi oluxhasayo, kufaka phakathi amandla "okuvimbela ukushicilelwa kocwaningo olungathandeki" kwezinye izimo, ngokusho kwe Ucwaningo olusha olushicilelwe namuhla kwi-Journal of Public Health Policy.

Ngokwalolu cwaningo, izinhlinzeko zenkontileka yezempilo yomphakathi zinikeze uCoca-Cola "amandla okuqeda izifundo kusenesikhathi futhi ngaphandle kokunikeza izizathu" kanye "nelungelo lokubuyekeza ucwaningo ngaphambi kokushicilelwa kanye nokulawulwa kwedatha yokufunda (1), (2) ukudalulwa kwemiphumela kanye (3) nokwamukelwa kwezimali zeCoca-Cola. Ezinye izivumelwano ziveze ukuthi iCoca-Cola inesinqumo esiphelele mayelana nanoma yikuphi ukushicilelwa kwamaphepha abuyekezwe ontanga ngaphambi kokuvunywa kombiko wokugcina wabaphenyi “

"Lezi zinkontileka zikhombisa ukuthi uCoke wayefuna amandla okungcwaba ucwaningo aluxhasile olungaphazamisa isithombe sakhe noma inzuzo," kusho uGary Ruskin, ongumqondisi obambisene ne-US Right to Know.  "Ngamandla okubhala ngokutholakele okuhle nokungcwaba okungekuhle, 'isayensi' exhaswa yiCoke ibukeka incane kunesayensi futhi ifana nokuzivocavoca ebudlelwaneni bomphakathi."

Ucwaningo lususelwa koxhumana nabo becwaningo lweCoca-Cola abatholakala ngezicelo zeFreedom of Information ngu I-US Ilungelo Lokwazi, umthengi ongenzi nzuzo neqembu locwaningo lwezempilo lomphakathi. Kusukela ngo-2015 kuya ku-2018, i-US Right to Know (USRTK) yafaka izicelo eziyi-129 ze-FOI e-United States, e-Australia, eBrithani, eCanada naseDenmark, befuna imibhalo mayelana neCoca-Cola noma amaqembu ahlangene, noma ezinye izici zomkhakha wezokudla.  Lezi zicelo ze-FOI ziveze amakhasi angama-87,013, kufaka phakathi izivumelwano ezinhlanu zocwaningo oluxhaswe yiCoca-Cola, ezahlaziywa.

Iphepha leJenali Yenqubomgomo Yezempilo Yomphakathi labhalwa ngokubambisana nguSarah Steele, umlingani omkhulu ocwaningweni e-University of Cambridge; UGary Ruskin, umqondisi obambisene ne-US Right to Know; Martin McKee, uprofesa eLondon School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine; futhi, uDavid Stuckler, uprofesa eBocconi University.

Izinkontileka zocwaningo zikaCoca-Cola ziyafana nezinye izinkontileka zokuxhaswa ngemali kwezinkampani zocwaningo lwezempilo lomphakathi. Njengoba kunikezwe ithonya lenkampani ocwaningweni lwezempilo oluxhaswe ngezinkampani, kanye nokunganele kokungqubuzana okujwayelekile kwezitatimende zentshisekelo ukuchaza leli thonya, ababhali besifundo "batusa ukuthi amaphephabhuku anezele ukudalulwa kwezimali kanye nezitatimende zokungqubuzana kwenzuzo ngokufuna ababhali ukuthi banamathisele izivumelwano zabaxhasi."

Ucwaningo luphakamisa ukukhathazeka okuthile mayelana nethemba lokuqedwa kwangaphambilini kocwaningo lwezempilo oluxhaswe ngezinkampani, kanye nomthelela onqanyuliwe onjalo olwazini ngemiphumela yezempilo yomphakathi yemikhiqizo noma imikhuba yezinkampani. Ababhali bancoma ukuthi “Lapho izifundo zinqanyulwa ngaphandle kokubhaliswa ngaphambi kwesikhathi, njengoba kufanele kube njalo ngezilingo zomtholampilo, kungenzeka ukuthi ukunqanyulwa kusebenza njengokucindezela imininingwane ebucayi yezempilo. Ngakho-ke sinxenxa abaxhasi bezimboni ukuthi bashicilele uhlu oluphelele lwezifundo ezinqanyuliwe njengengxenye yokuzibophezela kwabo ekusebenzeni ngobuqotho, kanye nezimemezelo ezicacile zokubandakanyeka njengenqubo ejwayelekile yokushicilela. ” 

"Sesivele sizwa izinsolo ezivela kochwepheshe kwezokudla ukuthi imboni yezokudla ikopisha amaqhinga avela encwadini yamabhuku kagwayi enkulu," kusho uSarah Steele, umbhali ophambili wocwaningo. "Ukuzibophezela kwezenhlalo kumele kungabi nje amawebhusayithi acwebezelayo asho izinqubomgomo eziqhubekayo ezinganakwa." 

I-US Right to Know iyinhlangano yabathengi engenzi nzuzo neqembu lezempilo lomphakathi eliphenya ngemikhuba yomkhakha wezokudla kanye nomthelela kunqubomgomo yomphakathi.  Kumaphepha ethu ezifundo, niyabo https://usrtk.org/academic-work/. Ngemininingwane ejwayelekile, bheka usrtk.org.  

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