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Coke Is Targeting Nations That Don't Have An Obesity Epidemic... Yet

Bartow J. Elmore | Posted 11.26.2014 | World
Bartow J. Elmore

The idea that Coke could simply abandon its top full-calorie brands and still offer a healthy portfolio to investors was absurd. So the company turned to overseas markets to make up for lost revenue at home by selling more Coca-Cola abroad, in places like India, where the company happily reported caloric beverages enjoying double-digit growth in 2012.

Four Ways Other Countries Are Successfully Tackling Obesity. Take Note, America

Mark Hyman, MD | Posted 11.30.2014 | World
Mark Hyman, MD

In 2000, Australia implemented a 10 percent tax on soda, candy and white flour bakery products.

Scott Campaign Calls Major Donation A Mistake

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 03.11.2014 | Politics

Florida Gov. Rick Scott's campaign is calling a previously reported $500,000 donation a mistake, according to the AP. In 2013, the Republican's ree...

Does New Law Tax Agriculture Enough To Save Everglades?

Sun Sentinel | ANDY REID | Posted 07.29.2013 | Miami

Big Sugar and environmental advocates alike Tuesday celebrated Gov. Rick Scott's signing of Everglades legislation aimed at getting more pollution-fig...

Big Sugar Gets Everglades Lease Extension

Sun Sentinel | ANDY REID | Posted 05.14.2013 | Miami

Big Sugar can stay longer but will have to start paying to farm taxpayer-owned land intended for Everglades restoration, according to a new lease deal...

Report: U.S. Considering Massive Sugar Bailout

Posted 03.13.2013 | Business

U.S. sugar producers are poised to get a sweet deal. The USDA is considering buying 400,000 tons of sugar in an aim to limit supply and boost pric...

Everglades: A 'Sweet' Deal For More Pollution?

Sun Sentinel | ANDY REID | Posted 03.12.2013 | Miami

Big Sugar land deals lumped into Florida's revamped Everglades restoration plan are raising concerns with environmentalists worried about prolonging w...

Everglades Sale To Florida One Of Biggest Conservation Deals In US History

AP | BRIAN SKOLOFF | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

WELLINGTON, Fla. — In one of the biggest conservation deals in U.S. history, the nation's largest producer of cane sugar reached a tentative agr...