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

Bartow J. Elmore | Posted 10.29.2014 | 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.

#ShareaCondom Campaign Proves (Safe) Sex Sells

Eva McEnrue & Mel Owens | Posted 10.23.2014 | Comedy
Eva McEnrue & Mel Owens

Educators, parents, and condom manufacturers have worked to make safe sex appealing to young people for decades with minimal success - until now. Shadowing Coke's marketing tactic, Poke's "#ShareaCondom" campaign is enjoying similar success while also preventing unplanned pregnancy and STDs.

Was Mark Cuban "For Real" or Just Trying to Sell a Product?

Marquis Cabrera | Posted 10.20.2014 | Technology
Marquis Cabrera

Is Mark Cuban just trying to get people to download his app, or is he for real? Is there really a dark side to participating in the sharing economy?

Hunter Stuart

Activism Or Greenwashing? Giant Companies Bankroll New Social Good Platform

HuffingtonPost.com | Hunter Stuart | Posted 10.14.2014 | Business

A recently launched news site wants to rally millennials to save the planet. But first, it has to find a way to reconcile its mission with the massive...

The World's Most Closely Guarded Recipes

The Daily Meal | Posted 10.01.2014 | Taste
The Daily Meal

We'll never know for sure exactly what goes into these foods and drinks.

Across Africa, Coca-Cola Is Empowering Women -- to Sell Coke Products

The GroundTruth Project | Posted 09.30.2014 | Impact
The GroundTruth Project

Watchdogs say the project, ironically called the Banking on Women initiative, is merely a savvy way for Coca-Cola to increase its own reach in the country while diverting so-called development funding from the International Finance Corporation, a subsidiary of the World Bank, to subsidize Coca-Cola's profit-seeking activity.

Climate Change This Week: 400,000 Call For Climate Action, Hottest August on Record and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 09.29.2014 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. California Gov. Jerry Brown signed a package of bills to promote more CA electric cars, while New York Mayor Bill de Blasio unveiled plans for $1 billion in energy retrofits for municipal buildings and pressuring landlords into reducing energy use.

Soda Pledge States the Obvious: We Will Continue to Drink Less Soda

Michael F. Jacobson | Posted 09.26.2014 | Healthy Living
Michael F. Jacobson

I don't begrudge the soda executives their photo op with former President Clinton. But if the companies were really serious about reducing Americans' caloric intake from beverages, they would stop reflexively fighting sensible public health measures, such as taxes, warning labels, and limits on sugars in beverages, that would drive down consumption by 75 percent.

Why Are The Girl Scouts Getting Into the Sugar Bomb Beverage Business?

Laurie David | Posted 10.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Laurie David

The controversy over the Girl Scouts using cookie sales to raise funds may be nothing new, but a new arrangement with Nestlé steps way over the line in its willingness to compromise our children's health for the sake of corporate profits.

Soda Giants Vow To Make Big Change

AP | By CANDICE CHOI | Posted 09.24.2014 | Business

NEW YORK (AP) — Coke, Pepsi and Dr Pepper say they'll work to reduce the calories Americans get from beverages by 20 percent over the next decade by...

Surge Soda Is Back! (And Has Already Sold Out Once)

The Huffington Post | Carly Ledbetter | Posted 09.16.2014 | Taste

It's basically the Coca-Cola version of Mountain Dew.

Big Soda's Open Letter to San Francisco on the Soda Tax

Nancy Huehnergarth | Posted 09.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Nancy Huehnergarth

Hello San Franciscans, We surely speak for everyone when we say that taxing sugary drinks is a horrible idea -- especially for those of us in the sod...

Berkeley vs. Big Soda

Robert Reich | Posted 09.08.2014 | Politics
Robert Reich

Four years ago the Supreme Court decided corporations were people under the First Amendment, entitled to their own freedom of speech. Since then, Big Soda has poured a fortune into defeating ballot initiatives to tax or regulate sugared drinks.

Coke Has To Put On The Red Light

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 09.06.2014 | Business

Some Coke cans in the U.K. will soon get marked with a red dot because of the drink's high sugar content. The labels are part of a voluntary progra...

Addressing the World's Water Challenges Demands Business Collaboration

Michael Green | Posted 09.04.2014 | Green
Michael Green

Many of the great challenges faced by humanity, such as climate change, energy security, and food security, cannot be managed without also ensuring that our citizens have access to reliable water and sanitation services.

Dave Jamieson

Union Busters At Major U.S. Companies Caught On Tape

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 09.03.2014 | Business

One day last fall, employees of Iron Mountain, a Boston-based records management company, were subjected to what union organizers like to call a capti...

All The Cakes You Can Make With Just A Box Of Cake Mix And A Bottle Of Soda

The Huffington Post | Kate Bratskeir | Posted 08.31.2014 | Taste

Cake mix. Soda. That's all you need.

A Smile, a Coke and a Stairway

Beth-Ann Kozlovich | Posted 10.21.2014 | Hawaii
Beth-Ann Kozlovich

For me, there is no cemetery. I sit on the stairs facing the bookcase on the landing where my father's ashes are beautifully boxed. Usually, I have a Coke and a couple of French fries in hand. Sometimes, I'll play an old Earth, Wind & Fire CD from my dad's collection, maybe Sammy Davis Jr., or Barry White.

Coca-Cola Proposal Reminds Us Just How Sweet Love Can Be

The Huffington Post | Taryn Hillin | Posted 08.14.2014 | Weddings

Frank O'Hara famously wrote a poem titled "Having A Coke With You" that perfectly captures how sweet love can be -- just like this marriage proposal. ...

McLenin's: The Taste of Communism

Tinatin Japaridze | Posted 10.13.2014 | Politics
Tinatin Japaridze

After imposing a "full embargo" on imports from the West, Russia has made it clear that the latest sanctions are politically motivated. Russians are likely to lose access to certain items that have long stopped being viewed as Western luxuries.

The High Cost Of Sitting Down With Industry

Andy Bellatti | Posted 10.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Andy Bellatti

The nutritional fable goes something like this: Rather than criticize industry for its questionable practices, health organizations should "sit at the table" with industry leaders and see what compromises can be reached. This all sounds wonderfully cooperative and democratic, but it also ignores some stark realities.

Federal Excise Tax on Sugar Would Be Sweet

Michael F. Jacobson | Posted 10.01.2014 | Healthy Living
Michael F. Jacobson

The bill doesn't keep the industry from producing and marketing healthy beverages. In fact, it encourages the production of healthier beverages by basing rates on the amount of sugar in drinks as opposed to taxing by volume regardless of sugar content.

Processed Feud: How the Food Industry Shapes Nutrition

Andy Bellatti | Posted 09.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Andy Bellatti

Public health and nutrition dialogues need clear, explicit messages. Naturally-occurring sugars and added sugars are very different animals. The same goes for processed foods. How is it that a national nutrition organization can simply choose not to recognize that cooking a pot of oatmeal is vastly different from making a Three Musketeers bar in a processing plant?

Brave New Marketing World: From Chaos to Order

Tom Doctoroff | Posted 09.24.2014 | Business
Tom Doctoroff

The digital revolution has intensified the clash between the top-down and bottom-up brand-building models: the former is fueled by clarity of message, which is articulated by the manufacturer; the latter is unpredictable, on the street, of and for the people.

Coke Is Paying Expat Employees To Deal With Pollution

The Huffington Post | Jonathan Feldman | Posted 07.17.2014 | Green

As a child, maybe you were asked on the playground how much money you would have to be paid to eat a bug or do something gross. Well, what if someone ...