In The Age Of Peak PR, Pepsi And Coca-Cola Sponsor An Absurd Number Of ‘Health’ Organizations

In The Age Of Peak PR, Pepsi And Coca-Cola Sponsor An Absurd Number Of ‘Health’ Organizations
Muddying The (Sugar) Water: Coke And Pepsi Sponsored Nearly 100 ‘Health’ Organizations We had the Pleistocene Age, the Jurassic Age, and now what some are calling the Anthropocene Age, the one that has been marked most distinctly by humans altering the planet. But we may be entering a new era right now, even as we speak–that is if big multinational food and beverage companies have anything to say about it.… Read the rest

Big Money, No Soda: How Big Sugar Plans To Donate Big Money To Fight The Soda Tax In Boulder, Colorado

Big Money, No Soda: How Big Sugar Plans To Donate Big Money To Fight The Soda Tax In Boulder, Colorado
More Soda Taxes On The Way But Big Soda Isn’t Going Away Quietly: Boulder Colorado Next Battleground There’s a slightly obscene old aphorism that goes something like this: “If you run into an asshole in the morning, then you ran into an asshole. If you run into assholes all day long, then you may in fact be the asshole.” It’s starting to look like something along these lines applies in the case of big soda.… Read the rest

Grim Truth About Food Monopolies: Ten Companies Own A Frightening Number Of Food And Beverage Brands

Grim Truth About Food Monopolies: Ten Companies Own A Frightening Number Of Food And Beverage Brands
Who Owns Your Food: Alarming Graphic Shows Just How Consolidated Corporate Ownership Of Food Brands Has Become Most people don’t realize it but the board game Monopoly was created as a slam against the capitalist class and a call for economic and social justice. According to the patent application from 1904, inventor Lizzie Magie sought to offer a “…practical demonstration of the present system of land-grabbing with all its usual outcomes and consequences.” And the protest was not without good reason: monopolies are a scary thing.… Read the rest