Lance Armstrong only cares about being able to compete in triathlons and he can't do it as long as he is banned. If he is contrite and turns on the people around him he can get back in.
Coca-cola spent a lot of money last fall protecting its right to make America fat and not to have to pay any of the costs of our being a bunch of fatties. People are finally getting the message --empty calories make you fat. And coke is among the emptiest. Coca-cola is pretending they care.
Last Fall, Dr. Jeff Ritterman and the Richmond, California city council had the nerve to point to the evidence that sugary beverages were a big part of the epidemic of childhood obesity in Richmond. They weren't talking about banning, portion control or anything like that - just suggesting that a responsible corporation should pay for the public health impacts of its products. The beverage industry reacted - not by suggesting they work together to find solutions but by dividing the community ....
Coca-Cola's Stuart Kronauge, vice-president of sparkling beverages said in a prepared statement: "Obesity is complex, and it requires partnership and collaboration to help solve it. We have an important role to play in the effort to find solutions that work for everybody." In the ad the proudly point to the 7.5 ounce can as a good choice.
Let's examine those two statements - the history of the sugary beverage industry is not community partnership or collaboration. The sugary beverage people ONLY act in the interest of their bottom line --which is enormous. If they are so proud of the 7.5 ounce can why did they get rid of the extremely popular 6 ounce size? The beverage industry and in particular coca-cola are big fat liars as far the public is concerned.
They only care about their highly profitable bottom line and a few legislators they have to control.
They will say anything and because of their huge ad expenditures - there is no real coverage of their lying ways. In this era of personal responsibility, and we all know corporations are people, coca-cola needs to step up to the line and pay its fair share of the public health costs of sugary beverages/
From USA Today
"The Coca-Cola Company still remains one of the major causes of obesity in the USA and globally," says Barry Popkin, a nutrition professor at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill and one of the nation's top experts on beverage consumption. "Yes, other foods matter, but the biggest single source contributor to child and adult obesity in the USA is sugar-sweetened beverages."
Is hypocrisy an American value?