Coke Releases “Transparency” Documents
The Coca-Cola Company is finally making public information it says proves the company is committed to being more transparent when it comes to disclosing partnerships it has made while conducting scientific research related to curbing obesity.
The two main documents Coke released September 22, 2015 include a lengthy list of well-credentialed health and medical professionals with whom the company has “partnered” and paid a total of $2.1 million. The beverage giant also posted a detailed list of “health and well-being” organization grantees that received $118 million in Coke money over the last five years.
The public health community is crying foul, saying it’s obvious Coke is simply buying good will. It’s trying to give the appearance that it’s concerned about the obesity crisis, but in actuality it’s just doling out cash to silence of potential detractors.
Read more about the Coke documents going public in this great piece by TakePart.