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Support New York State Mandatory Warning Label on Added Sugar in Sugary Beverages

April 16, 2015 | By

This testimony was presented to the New York State Assembly Committees on Consumer Affairs and Protection and Health on April 13, 2015:   I am here to testify in support of Bill 2320A, an act to amend the New York State agriculture and markets law, in relation to the labeling …

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Beyond Apologies: An Interview with Debra Efroymson

April 2, 2015 | By ,

Debra Efroymson is Regional Director for HealthBridge, a global nonprofit organization that aims to improve the health of vulnerable populations and to develop new solutions to preventing and reducing the inequitable distribution of noncommunicable diseases. Based in Bangladesh, she has written about livable cities, tobacco control and NCD prevention. Her new …

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Choice, responsibility, and health: What role for the food movement?

March 19, 2015 | By

  In making decisions about how best to improve the food choices people make, the food movement faces a dilemma. On the one hand, individuals decide what to put in their mouths and swallow, suggesting that improvements require changing what’s inside people’s heads: their knowledge, skills, and motivation. On the …

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How to accelerate declines in sugar consumption

February 26, 2015 | By

  To translate the recent U.S. Dietary Guidelines Recommendation to reduce sugar intake into practice, advocates might learn more by reading the business news than nutrition journals. Consider the following:   Coca Cola said its fourth quarter profit in 2014 fell 55% from the previous year based on reduced demand …

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Review: Killer Coke

February 12, 2015 | By

Re-posted from The American Interest Citizen Coke: The Making of Coca-Cola Capitalism by Bartow J. Elmore, W.W. Norton & Co, 2014, 432 pp., $27.95   Which Coca-Cola is the real “Real Thing”? Is it Citizen Coke, the responsible corporation that promotes local economic development and brings happiness and the American way …

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How Wealthy Individuals and Corporations Protect their Interests

January 22, 2015 | By

Two new reports shed light on how big corporations and the wealthy elites who control them use their riches to advance their policy agenda. A new report by Oxfam, Wealth: Having it All and Wanting More describes the increasing concentration of global wealth.   Richest 10 billionaires (ranked in 2013) …

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2014 Stories on Health Impact of Corporations-Part II

January 14, 2015 | By

Last week, I wrote about some of the 2014 news stories that revealed how the auto, pharmaceutical and alcohol industries had harmed health. In this post, I turn to some of the top stories in last year’s coverage of the other industries Corporations and Health Watch follows: food and beverages, …

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