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Soda Industry Spent $67 Million Opposing State, City Soda Taxes & Warning Labels


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Soda Industry Spent $67 Million Opposing State, City Soda Taxes & Warning Labels

Big Soda’s big three members—the American Beverage Association, Coca-Cola and PepsiCo—have spent a minimum of $67 million since 2009 to defeat soda taxes and warning labels in 19 cities and states, according to an analysis of lobbying and ballot initiative disclosure reports by the Center for the Science in the Public Interest.


By CSPI, USA,


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Study Finds Nickelodeon Posts Modest Decline in Junk-Food Marketing


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Study Finds Nickelodeon Posts Modest Decline in Junk-Food Marketing

Nearly two-thirds of the food ads on kids’ television powerhouse Nickelodeon were for Baby Bottle Pops, Frosted Flakes, Fruit Gushers, and other junk foods, according to new research published by the Center for Science in the Public Interest. The nonprofit nutrition and food safety watchdog group found that the network—which prides itself on its health and wellness efforts—aired no ads for fruits or vegetables or any public service announcements during the 28 hours of programming CSPI examined. And while the percentage of ads that were for unhealthy food has steadily dropped since CSPI began monitoring Nickelodeon in 2005, the raw number of junk foods remained constant, but for an unexplained one-time drop in 2012.


By CSPI, USA,


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