Emails reveal Coca-Cola’s attempts to influence public health decisions
A study published this week that analyzed and analyzed hundreds of private CDC and Coca-Cola e-mail messages revealed how the company tried to influence the public health policy decisions of the US Federal Drug Agency To protect the health of the American people, according to the news site and the American opinion “Salon”.
The paper reported that this paper was published in the journal Milbank Quarterly, which analyzed 295 pages of 86 e-mails received by the Public Health Group “Right to Know” under the Freedom of Information Act.
The e-mail messages carry three key themes that Coca-Cola and the staff of the Centers for Disease Control have been communicating: expanding access to information, lobbying, diverting attention and blaming sugary drinks.
While many scientific studies have shown that sugar is the main cause of obesity, diabetes, and heart disease, these e-mails reveal Coca-Cola’s persistent attempts to shift the blame for obesity away from sugar-sweetened beverages, and restore the world’s obesity problem to a lack of physical activity Not sugar. Instead of protecting Americans’ health, some CDC workers were helping Coca-Cola sell their sugars.
Milbank Quarterly also reveals how the former vice president of foreign affairs at Coca-Cola and founding president of the Institute of International Life Sciences, in June 2015, reported to Coca-Cola employees, in which Margaret Chan, former Director General of the World Health Organization, blamed To sugar-sweetened beverage producers as global obesity officials.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is affiliated with the US Department of Health and Human Services.