Whether it’s misleading or false advertising, or wasteful packaging, there’s a lot wrong in the world of food and beverage advertising. But it’s not all bad.
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Imagine if tobacco companies said they were doing something responsible to protect you. How would you respond to that? That’s one of the Coca-Cola obesity questions posed in a new You Tube Video: The Honest Coca-Cola Obesity Commercial.
A new report by Friends of the Earth, Tiny Ingredients, Big Risks [PDF], documents a tenfold increase in unregulated, unlabeled “nanofood” products on the American market since 2008. Not surprisingly, The products containing unlabeled nano-ingredients are made by major companies including Group Danone, Kraft, Campbell Soup, General Mills, Hershey, Nestle, Mars, Coca-Cola, Unilever, Sara Lee […]
The Coca-Cola Company claims that the “vast majority” of their drinks are vegan. Is it true? Is Coca-Cola Vegan?
More than a year ago PepsiCo, makers of Gatorade, removed brominated vegetable oil (BVO), an ingredient that has been patented as a flame retardant, from its beverages. Coca-Cola, makers of Powerade, are finally getting on the band wagon. It was news when PepsiCo agreed to remove brominated vegetable oil (BVO), an ingredient that has been patented as […]
Its almost laughable that Coca-Cola would try to use a ‘healthy and natural’ marketing tactic, but that’s what they did. Consumers are fighting back. According to Courthouse New Service, Coca-Cola is being sued for misleading consumers by falsely claiming that Coke contains no artificial flavors and is part of a kid’s healthy diet. OMG. Its […]
Coca-Cola, PepsiCo and Associated British Foods are the world’s biggest producers and buyers of sugar are not doing enough to stop land grabs and conflicts in their supply chains, says Oxfam in a new report issued today. This is no small issue. According to a press release yesterday, the global sugar trade is worth about $47 […]
Just when I thought beverage companies were all bad, bad, bad, I read about Coca-Cola’s new environmentally friendly bottles made from ice. Yes, that’s right, Coke has launched an ice bottle “actually made of ice.” The bottles are being marketed as “eco-friendly” with an ad that is chock full of bikinis and six-pack abs and […]
Check out this vintage ad claiming that a daily bottle of Coke can help with weight loss!
Coca-Cola Co fails to convince the courts to set aside a consumer lawsuit filed against them for mislabeling Simply Orange, Minute Maid Premium and Minute Maid Pure Squeezed orange juice products. According to business blog Domain-B.com: A US District judge in Kansas City, Missouri, has allowed the lawsuit filed by consumers alleging that Coca-Cola has […]
A new Oxfam campaign published today, Behind the Brands: Food Companies Scorecard, ranks social policies of food and beverage companies and things aren’t looking good for the top 10 food companies as evidenced by the headline: Ten biggest food and beverage companies failing millions of people who grow their ingredients According to Oxfam, the “Big 10” […]
Does MINUTE MAID Premium Fruit Punch contain the artificial sweetener sucralose? It seems impossible to know. As a member of the Feingold Program (also known as the Feingold Diet) I receive periodic alerts about common food products have changed formulations and have added or removed additives. So, it was just a standard alert email notifying me that MINUTE […]