|Study Accuses Coca-Cola and PepsiCo of Lobbying Against Health Legislation like Big Tobacco Firms
By: The Drum
US soda giants have been accused of emulating the behavior of big tobacco lobbying tactics in the US in a study published by the American Journal of Preventive Medicine.
Coca-Cola and PepsiCo have been called into question by the report, with it claiming they used their collective weight between 2011 to 2015 to lobby against 29 health bills that would have effectively reduced soda consumption – which is often linked to sugar consumption and obesity.
The Boston university study claimed the companies “were found to sponsor a total of 96 national health organizations, including many medical and public health institutions whose specific missions include fighting the obesity epidemic”.
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