Coke donated millions of dollars to a non-profit organization in an effort to spread disinformation about weight loss.
A group of scientists from the Global Energy Balance Network, who were bought by Coca-Cola, claimed weight loss was a result of exercise, not diet.
Consumption levels of sugary drinks has dropped 20%, which explains why soda corporations are beginning to directly pay “experts” to aid in rebuilding their public image. We cannot automatically assume that scientists always get it right, for example, on GMOs – when they have proven to be prone to corruption.
Coca-Cola has teamed up with influential “scientists” who are advancing their deception through social media, and even in public health journals.
Be smart, be skeptical, and remember that healthy foods don’t require scientific claims.