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Do you think Coca-Cola is serious about reducing obesity?

L.A. Times 2013/01/14 19:58:52
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Coca-Cola, the world’s top beverage company and perennial target for critics of sugary drinks, is taking an unusually public stance on obesity by defending its health initiatives on prime-time television. In a two-minute advertisement set to debut tonight on cable news channels, the Atlanta company will tackle what it calls the “complex challenge of obesity.”

In a spot called “Coming Together,” Coca-Cola will showcase its efforts to be transparent about the nutritional content of its products while also expanding its lineup of better-for-you beverages with low or no calories. The ad will also urge viewers “to be mindful that all calories count” in managing weight – as in, not just the ones consumed from soda.

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  • kcandi 2013/01/14 21:23:10
    No
    kcandi
    +14
    Why should they be? They make a good product, and have no control over the consumers inability to enjoy it in moderation.

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  • irish 2013/01/17 13:56:03
    No
    irish
    +1
    why should they?? this control freak mentality in this country is getting out of hand! coke isn't forcing people to drink their product! geez!its up to the individual to control themselves.
  • Black_Rose 2013/01/17 13:32:28
    No
    Black_Rose
    They just want $$$$
  • Dark Dragon Goddess 2013/01/17 06:14:51
    Yes
    Dark Dragon Goddess
    +2
    They may be serious but it's not their fault people drink sodas in abundance! Like me hahaha! A company portioning their foods or drinks does nothing to stop the consumer from just spending more money to get the amount they want!
  • Dima 2013/01/17 05:54:36
    No
    Dima
    ONE CUP OF COLA CONTAINS 10 SUGAR SPOONS " FOOD SPOON"
    IF THEY MANIPULATE THE COMPONENT OF THIS DRINK IT WONT BE ACCEPTABLE BECAUSE THE TASTE GONNA ALTER TO GINSENG-LIKE
  • grog 2013/01/17 05:29:18
    No
    grog
    +1
    If they were. They would start making soda with sugar again and get rid of the corn syrup. That stuff is poison.
  • Resp 2013/01/17 03:55:11
  • angela 2013/01/17 03:53:47
    No
    angela
    +1
    I think it's a sceme to sell more product. Think , if u think you're enjoying something healthy, the more likely to buy more of it
  • bettyboop 2013/01/16 22:49:27
    No
    bettyboop
    What they are serious about is reducing the amount of coke they are putting in their containers so they can make a bigger profit, while claiming that it's for peoples health.
  • Sofahead 2013/01/16 20:28:22
    Yes
    Sofahead
    While admittedly it is fueled by the need to maintain and/or further public goodwill, being socially responsible in the current political climate is necessary to remain competitive.
  • Dickens 2013/01/16 18:30:25
    No
    Dickens
    +1
    ...their singular concern is making money, and THAT is the only thing they care about...
  • Simone Seitz 2013/01/16 18:29:28
    No
    Simone Seitz
    Why do they care? o.O
  • frank 2013/01/16 17:40:18
    Yes
    frank
    +1
    If America was serious about reducing obesity they would get off the couch, put away the junk food, and stop eating fast food and start trying to be active. Send the children outside to play instead of sitting and playing video games for hours where the only thing that exercise are his hands.
  • vio-sonne 2013/01/16 08:27:20
    No
    vio-sonne
    I might believe that if I could believe that they wish to sell less product to make less profits.
  • gvc 2013/01/16 07:16:18
    No
    gvc
    +2
    It is not their responsibility to reduce obesity. They provide a product, it's up to you how much you ingest
    The idea that they are responsible if a person is obese is completely ridiculous. .
  • darkwhisperer 2013/01/16 05:48:43
    No
    darkwhisperer
    +1
    COKE IS ALL ABOUT OBESITY!
  • USAF Vet 2013/01/16 04:44:44
    Yes
    USAF Vet
    The onus is on the human, not the beverage.
  • La 2013/01/16 03:04:10
    Yes
    La
    I like their message.
  • Maria 2013/01/16 02:04:21
  • gvc Maria 2013/01/16 07:17:24
    gvc
    LOL was that your comedy routine? Just a bit over the top for my taste!
  • codenamev 2013/01/16 00:36:22
    No
    codenamev
    +2
    Their slogan should be "Crack Open a Can, Fatty! We're ALL About the Bottom Line!"

    Diet Coke is even worse, because that actually has more addictive properties than just caffeine.
  • I Love this country 2013/01/16 00:29:54
    Yes
    I Love this country
    I only choose yes because everyone always gives hate to big companies even they may have altruistic ideas. Let's not forget Bill Gates just gives away billions to charity all the time.
  • Cn2012 2013/01/15 23:11:12
    No
    Cn2012
    +2
    Their not stupid, they are trying to keep the politicians at bay.
  • Buck 2013/01/15 21:09:40
    No
    Buck
    Cokes go good with moonshine.
  • Freeranger 2013/01/15 20:39:06
    No
    Freeranger
    +2
    Certainly not in it's profit margin
  • Jim 2013/01/15 20:04:54
    No
    Jim
    +3
    No, they are serious about selling a product. Besides why should they care about obesity? They don't pour gallons of their product down people’s throats. It’s not their responsibility to regulate the consumption of their product and it shouldn't be.
  • Barbara 2013/01/15 19:35:28 (edited)
    Yes
    Barbara
    +1
    Possibly. The thing that would reduce obesity the most is people getting up off their a$$es and moving around. Coca-Cola is not responsible for obesity; people are.
  • Chris - The Rowdy One! #187 2013/01/15 19:28:35
  • AG 2013/01/15 19:25:29
    No
    AG
    +4
    Why should they care? They are a business, people! It's not coke's fault the people are obese, it's the people that are lazy and don't diet and exercise! It's up to the individual people that are obese to lose the weight.
  • L1 2013/01/15 18:52:33
    No
    L1
    +3
    It's a business and consumers want their soda...
  • Jesferkicks 2013/01/15 18:36:34
    Yes
    Jesferkicks
    +1
    Coca-Cola is serious about making money. She'll make and do whatever sells.
  • Dan ☮ R P ☮ 2012 ☮ 2013/01/15 18:23:13
    No
    Dan ☮ R P ☮ 2012 ☮
    +3
    They are only serious about selling their product and expanding their business.

    Also, most of their low or no calorie drinks will use aspartame which is linked to obesity (and many other health complications, over 90 or so).
  • FatherLiberty 2013/01/15 18:22:34 (edited)
  • Dan ☮ R... FatherL... 2013/01/15 18:25:29
    Dan ☮ R P ☮ 2012 ☮
    +2
    Originally, soda was meant as a sugary treat. But as we all know, we went from treating treats like treats to binge eating and drinking them all. What we need i self control and to eat right.
  • rightside 2013/01/15 17:14:26
    No
    rightside
    +3
    The only way coke can help cut obesity is to quit selling it. When I was a kid, we only got maybe one pop a week.
    I've just about given up any carbonated beverage altogether. Much healthier.
  • hasher 2013/01/15 17:04:24
    No
    hasher
    +2
    and why should they be?? its not the responsibility of the soft drinks company to do any such thing. people love pop and will continue to buy it i sure like my fair share of it but i dontover do it.
  • hasher hasher 2013/01/15 17:08:54
    hasher
    +1
    they are in the business to sell pop and people have the option of buying artificially sweetned pop or regular. its their choice. leave them alone.
  • NYCbrit 2013/01/15 16:57:19
    Yes
    NYCbrit
    As long as they can still shill their products, sure. They know they're going to be scrutinized more & more so they'd better appear to address the problem.
  • bootlegga 2013/01/15 16:44:51 (edited)
    No
    bootlegga
    +3
    Their goal, like any public corporation, is profitability, not social activism. It would be nice if they did care about reducing obesity, but it's not realistic to expect them to do it.

    If they were serious, they'd stop using HFCS and start using real sugar again, but that's another issue altogether.

    People need to be responsible and read product labels and make their own decisions.
  • Rebel Yell 2013/01/15 16:44:50
    No
    Rebel Yell
    +4
    Coca Cola cares about the bottom line. I don't drink Classic Coke because it's consuming teaspoons of sugar. In Mexico, Cokes taste better because of the cane sugar. But sugar is sugar. Diet drinks are crap. So I have water and iced tea, no sweetners added. Fresh lemon or lime, yes.

    Even people who avoid soft drinks get plenty of sugar through sugary cereals , processed foods, etc. Taking time to read and understand labels is a must.
  • democoach 2013/01/15 15:53:27
    No
    democoach
    +5
    just a a marketing scheme. and coca cola's "zero" to "no" "calories" are worse for your health then the regular coke.

    any artificial flavoring is worse for you then natural sugars, even worse then fructose that is found in coke.

    fructose made from corn that they use in most pop damages the liver.

    the artificial stuff like apertaim, destroys brain cells, and by study not paid by coca cola, doesn't reduce obesity!

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