Big Soda vs. Public Health (2015 edition)

How the Soda Industry Opens Its Checkbook to Defeat Health Measures


Big Soda (American Beverage Association, Coca-Cola, PepsiCo, and Dr Pepper Snapple Group) has spent at least $106 million between 2009 and 2015 to defeat public health initiatives at the local, state, and federal levels. To defeat ballot measures and legislation to levy taxes on sugar drinks and legislative proposals requiring warning labels, the industry has greatly outspent public health advocates.

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