Coca-Cola Funds Scientists

Premiere DateAug 17, 2015
Categories Culture Politics Talk
00:00 The Daily Beat Intro
01:32 The Daily Beat pt. 1 Marion Nestle
06:25 The Daily Beat pt. 3 Citizen awareness
09:47 The Daily Beat Outro
10:05 How Small Are We The Good Life
15:13 Finish

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This week on The Daily Beat: We investigate Coca-Cola’s partnership with cooperative scientists.

Today on the Daily Beat, Monday, August 17, 2015: We speak with Marion Nestle, a Paulette Goddard Professor in the Department of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health at New York University. Her blog, food politics, comments on the interaction of food and politics. She has written in contempt on the latest campaign by Coca-Cola to fund nonprofit research group, Global Energy Balance Network, who produce findings that shift the blame of obesity away from sugary drinks.

Investing $1.5 million last year to help start the new nonprofit, Coke has a large network of reputable scientists supporting their sugary product. Nestle explains with us why scientists take this funding and how we can be more aware of the underlying biases in research funded by Food and Drink companies.


Host Lisa Autz
Lisa Autz is a staff writer, as well as Host of The Daily Beat and Co-Host of Third Eye Weekly. Lisa has a background in journalism and economics. She enjoys working on stories that shed light on the…