Coca Cola and the role of corporations | Essay

Coca-Cola, PepsiCo and Nestlé, the world’s largest soft drink-corporations, are facing an abundance of backlash and pressure from the media, health organisations

etc. to renounce their major role in the obesity conflicts and their dominant contribution in plastic pollution. Coca-Cola being the world’s leading soda manufacturer

also has the least percentage of recyclable packaging. Furthermore, they have been entangled in several cases, lobbying against recycling programs and proposals.

“Coca-Cola spent $146 million on "well-being related scientific research, partnership and health professional activities" from 2010 through 2017, according to the company's own records.

A 2016 study found that Coca-Cola and PepsiCo funded 95 national medical organizations from 2011 to 2015, while lobbying against 29 public health bills that aimed to reduce soda consumption or improve diet. ”

It is no surprise that the gargantuan soda corporations pay a generous amount of money to fund articles, statistics and research that abide the directive they want published.

The industry-funded research exonerates soda as the cause for any obesity case and directs the cause towards the lack of exercise and inactivity.

The problem with lobbying is, that only the rich can ever successfully get their self-beneficial cause implemented or manages to influence the politicians.

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