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McDonald’s and Coca-Cola: An Unhealthy Alliance



Today the New York City Board of Health approved Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s proposal to limit the size of sugary soft drinks. Motivated by rising diet-related chronic diseases (along with healthcare costs), the Mayor’s attempt to rein in out-of-control portion sizes caused quite a media firestorm. Predictably, the soda lobby has come out swinging, complete with… Continue Reading

The Masterminds Behind the Phony Anti-Soda Tax Coalitions



Deja vous all over again? Last month, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg proposed a controversial cap on sugary drink portion sizes. If the proposal is passed, sugary drinks larger than 16 ounces will no longer be able to be sold in the city’s restaurants, stadiums, food carts and movie theatres. Now, a so-called “grassroots”… Continue Reading

CSPI Finds Varying Levels of Chemical 4-MI in Coke

Months after Coca-Cola reformulated its soda sold in California to reduce the level of chemical 4-methylimidazole (4-MI or 4-MEI) so that it would not need a carcinogen warning label, the company has not yet tweaked its formulation for other states and countries, new test results show. The Center for Science in the Public Interest found… Continue Reading

NYC Poised to Limit Size of Sugary Drinks

A small soda at McDonalds is about to become the largest option available in New York City if a proposal to limit sugary drink portion sizes is passed by the city’s health board. Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s administration, which has made public health a central part of its agenda, announced Thursday that it is seeking a… Continue Reading

Sodas Contain Animal Carcinogen, Study Finds

Today’s leading cola beverages contain high levels of a substance linked to cancer in animals, according to new research.  An independent study commissioned by the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) uncovered  4-methylimidazole, or 4-MI, in Coke, Diet Coke, Pepsi and Diet Pepsi at levels 4.8 times greater than those allowed in beverages… Continue Reading

Case Against Vitamin Water to Proceed

A judge ruled last week that the pending lawsuit against Coca Cola’s Vitamin Water will proceed. The judge denied Coca Cola’s attempts to dismiss the lawsuit on technical grounds. In the suit, attorneys representing the health advocacy group Center for Science in the Public Interest as well as consumers from three different states accuse Vitamin… Continue Reading