Tag: Coca-Cola Company

Who Drank the Kool-Aid? How Children Get Hooked on Sugary Drinks

Slave to your sweet tooth? Researchers say the predilection for sweetened drinks — a major driver of the nation’s obesity crisis — begins in childhood. That’s one reason health experts recommend children under 2 never be given fruit juice. When it comes to children 2 to 18, the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends a daily […]

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T.S.A. Reverses Ban on ‘Star Wars’-Themed Thermal Detonator Coke Bottles

These aren’t the bombs airport security is looking for. The Transportation Security Administration has had a change of heart after telling travelers that they could not fly with soft drink bottles shaped like the thermal detonators featured in “Star Wars.” The novelty items are fine to bring along, it said, whether you’re traveling near or […]

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The Radical Blackness of Ebony Magazine

The Chicago publishing legend John H. Johnson laid the foundation of an empire in 1945 by styling a new magazine called Ebony as a love letter to the black elite. African-Americans were virtually invisible in the white press at the time — unless they committed crimes — and were held in such contempt in the […]

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Coke Ad Riles Hungary Conservatives, Part of Larger Gay Rights Battle

WARSAW — By the standards of Western advertising, Coca-Cola’s billboard campaign in Hungary was pretty tame. Three couples are shown enjoying a soda, smiling and seemingly in love. One picture shows a man, a woman and a Coke; another two women and a Coke; and a third shows two men and a Coke. “Love is […]

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Beverage Companies Embrace Recycling, Until It Costs Them

In the 10 states where consumers can collect a nickel or dime when they return an empty bottle or can, recycling rates for those containers are often significantly higher.CreditCreditVideo by Chang W. Lee They have pledged to help fix U.S. recycling, but for decades the companies have fought against “bottle bills,” which result in more […]

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