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
New Directions in the Fight Against Hunger and Malnutrition: A Festschrift in Honor of Per Pinstrup-Andersen. Cornell University, Statler Hotel Amphitheater. The conference begins at 7:30 a.m. with breakfast and ends with a reception the following day with remarks by professor Pinstrup-Andersen at 2:25 p.m. For the schedule and details, click here.
My joint contribution with Malden Nesheim is from 1:40-2:00 p.m. on “the internationalization of the obesity epidemic: the case of sugar-sweetened sodas.”