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Agreement to reduce sugar in Brazil excludes main products

6 de dezembro de 2018 - Por Redacao

The initiative of the companies in partnership with the Ministry of Health represents a reduction of less than 2% in the ingredient intake

Coca-Cola´s tax planning is international

18 de outubro de 2018 - Por Moriti Neto

Coca-Cola´s tax benefits start “at home”, pass through Brazil and concern the European Union By Moriti Neto and Guilherme Zocchio The British magazine Ethical Consumer, created by an independent group of researchers, activists and journalists, is headquartered in Manchester, England, since 1989. Its priority as a mission is to keep track of the “challenging corporate […]

The deep pockets of obesity science

5 de fevereiro de 2018 - Por João Peres

How the ultra-processed food industry uses scientific research to undermine public policy, shift the focus and promote consumer habits “We really thought that it would be possible to reach a good solution,” said Simón Barquera. A few weeks before, we saw his name in connection with the Latin American Scientific Committee of the Choices International […]

Big Food occupies university seats in Brazil’s health regulation agency

23 de janeiro de 2018 - Por João Peres

Researchers aligned with the private sector act in groups that subsidize the formulation of public policies, succeeding in guaranteeing a majority for corporations. The federal body chooses to keep quiet The food industry occupies seats reserved for universities and research institutes in collegiums of Brazil’s health regulatory body. Although they have their own seats, the […]

Coca’s Happiness Factory is in the Brazilian Amazon. And is not cool

18 de janeiro de 2018 - Por João Peres

How the corporation and Pepsi receive at least US$ 2 billion a year in credits for taxes that have never been paid, and how a senator and former ministers help them, despite a warning of illegal enrichment Brazil’s major soft drinks manufacturers receive between US$ 0.05 and US$ 0.10 in subsidies for each can of […]