Research group orchestrated by Coca-Cola has disbanded amid criticism

Well, that escalated quickly 😉

Following news that Coca-Cola’s chief scientist is stepping down, the controversial academic research group set up and funded by the beverage maker has now disbanded.

Source: Research group orchestrated by Coca-Cola has disbanded amid criticism

Look, Coke, just embrace the fact that you sell an unhealthy product.  Stop embarrassing yourselves by pretending it’s a healthy lifestyle choice.  You don’t see Krispy Kreme, Frito-Lays, or Hershey’s trying that, and they’re pretty much doing fine.

Soda Executives Are Just as Evil as Tobacco Executives

Coca-Cola, the world’s largest producer of sugary beverages, is backing a new “science-based” solution to the obesity crisis: To maintain a healthy weight, get more exercise and worry less about cutting calories.

Source: Coca-Cola Funds Scientists Who Shift Blame for Obesity Away From Bad Diets

It’s standard marketing, in the same way that a parent company will sell different brands in an effort to get business from those who’d buy one brand and not the other for various reasons.