CCF, as I have explained previously, is used as an attack dog by the National Restaurant Association and other food and beverage organizations to stave off criticism of their contributions to obesity, poor health, and environmental degradation.
It gets paid to use tactics that food and beverage companies are afraid to do on their own because they might offend customers or stockholders. Its funders get to hide behind these tactics.
CCF does not disclose its contributors. Could the American Beverage Association have paid CCF to do this ad?
Coke and Pepsi are prominent members of the Beverage Association. If so, they are now on record in overt opposition to public health efforts.
I welcome statements from the American Beverage Association and its members to the contrary.
Next public appearance
This is the rescheduling of the lecture I was supposed to give on October 10. The taxi driver went through red light at entrance to the Pulaski, was pulled over and found to be driving without a license. We never made it. The lecture is on food politics. It starts at 6:00. Free and open to the public. The Newark Museum is at 49 Washington Street. This time, I’ll take the PATH.