Consider how much a can of Coke really costs. The price doesn't reflect the cost of medical care associated with obesity, diabetes and cardiology interventions, all fueled by the low cost of sugary drinks.
Coca-Cola has long marketed itself as synonymous with American values. But after recent allegations that it covered up acts of murder and rape at a Guatemalan subsidiary, Coca Cola may face up to justice.
It seems that we've taken yet another step backward with this new headlong offensive aimed at "peace and prosperity" -- and no amount of linguistic manipulation toward "forward movement" can effectively counter that actuality.
For a doctors' group to take a six-figure sum from Coke is like accepting hundreds of thousands of dollars from Big Tobacco to create a physician-approved website claiming cigarettes are part of a healthy lifestyle.
France may be in a slump, with a hyper-kinetic president intent on structural reforms to counter mounting deficits, but it remains the number one international destination for visitors offering more delights than can be fathomed on a 20-day visit.