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Salt, Sugar, Fat & CSR: When Food Companies Choose Profit Over Responsibility

Salt Sugar Fat: How the Food Giants Hooked Us, the new book by Michael Moss has an interesting CSR angle - no matter…
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Coca-Cola Sued Over Sugar-Laden vitaminwater

Coca-Cola is being sued over their advertising campaign that holds vitaminwater up as a healthy drink (which it isn't). The beverage giant's surprising…
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Behind Coca-Cola’s New Anti-Obesity Campaign

Coca-Cola's new campaign to fight obesity rings hollow. The company tries to promote the idea that all calories are the same, so drinking…
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This is the End of the Soft Drink Era

Due to rising material costs and growing awareness of the health impact of frequent soda consumption, prices are rising and sales are down.…
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The Top 10 Stakeholder Issues in 2013

Future 500 has identified the Top 10 issues that activists and corporations will likely contend with this year. A growing number of consumer…
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Hummus Will Save The World

Hummus has gone corporate, with brands such as Tribe and Sabra enjoying popularity and impressive sales. Plus, this spread could save the world.
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Study Finds that Obesity Leads to Resource Constraints

Obesity already is a public health concern and the recent study published in BMC Public Health, concludes that “Increasing population fatness could have the same…

McDonald’s UK New Stakeholder Engagement Website Shows Signs of Progress

Following the failures of McDonald’s twitter campaigns, which have brought a storm of protest against the company, McDonald’s UK decided to try another…
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McDonald’s Shareholders Swat Away Resolution Demanding Nutrition Report

McDonald’s shareholders yesterday overwhelmingly voted against a shareholder proposal that pushed the fast food titan to undertake a nutrition report of the company’s…
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Is It Time For Ronald McDonald To Retire?

There is a push for McDonald's to retire Ronald McDonald, one of the most recognizable icons in the world.
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Urban Air Quality Could be Making Children Obese

Columbia University Center for Children’s Environmental Health performed a study on children and obesity recently and found that obesity afflicts 17 percent of…

Let’s Occupy School Lunch

Congress is letting our children down by bowing to Big Food's demands by blocking important reforms to the school lunch program. It's time…
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Barilla and The National Journal Host the “Healthy Food, Healthy Planet” Summit

The Healthy Food, Healthy Planet summit, hosted by The National Journal and the Barilla Center for Food and Nutrition, brought together speakers and…
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GM Tells College Students to be Ashamed of Biking to Class

Marketing campaigns are usually developed after research and input from the target audience, often spanning weeks and costing tens of thousands of dollars.…
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Connecting the Dots: Diet and Health (People, Planet, Economy)

While battles in Washington DC take a breather, there is no end in sight for one of the main culprits exacerbating budget problems. …