Public Health

Coca-Cola Christmas truck should be banned, say public health experts

BMJ editorial: ‘Apparently Coca-Cola’s voice counts more than those of directors of public health’

Coca-Cola Christmas truck should be banned, argue public health campaigners

By Rachel Arthur

An editorial published in the journal BMJ this week calls for Coca-Cola’s Christmas truck to be banned as public health campaigners seek to improve children’s health. But Coca-Cola GB has hit back, saying that its tour operates in line with its responsible...

‘Sin tax’ of 40% proposed to cover Indian soft drinks

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‘Sin tax’ of 40% proposed to cover Indian soft drinks

By RJ Whitehead

A panel that is looking into the implementation of a new system of GST in India has proposed levying a 40% “sin tax” on aerated drinks, even though consumption is among the lowest in the world.

Coke passes green for 'Go!' with UK traffic light nutrition labeling

SODA GIANT DITCHES 'TRIED AND TESTED' GDA LABELING RIVAL

Coke passes green for 'Go!' with UK traffic light nutrition labeling

By Ben BOUCKLEY

Coca-Cola Enterprises today pulled a U-turn by adopting the UK Government’s voluntary front-of-pack ‘traffic light’ nutrition labeling scheme – ditching the EU-wide GDA system it had praised as ‘tried and tested’.

French parliamentary report pushes 'fast-food' tax

French parliamentary report pushes 'fast-food' tax

By Nathan Gray

A French senatorial report has proposed a 'junk-food' tax on products that are linked to heart disease - with the report taking particular aim at soft drinks, which currently benefit from low taxes.

Academic Nestle slams Coke for ‘astonishing chutzpah’ on obesity

COMING TOGETHER OR FALLING APART? COKE'S ANTI-OBESITY ADVERT DIVIDES OPINION

Academic Nestle slams Coke for ‘astonishing chutzpah’ on obesity

By Ben BOUCKLEY

Leading food nutrition academic Marion Nestle tells BeverageDaily.com that she considers Coke’s new anti-obesity advertising drive ‘Coming Together’ an ‘astonishing act of chutzpah’.