Coca-Cola suppressed health research: Cambridge study 

May 10, 2019

Researchers at Cambridge University have discovered that health research funded by Coca-Cola included provisions that allowed the soft drink giant to quash any findings it considered unfavorable. According to CBC, the company cancelled several studies between 2015 and 2018 without providing any rationale for doing so. “Big multinationals have pledged transparency.... What we see here is evidence that those wonderful PR statements don’t actually measure up to what's in the legal documents that researchers sign,” said Sarah Steele, the author of the Cambridge study. John Sievenpiper, a professor of Nutritional Sciences at the University of Toronto, said that Coca-Cola was amenable to rewording a grant that he found restrictive. CBC (International)