Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Is Coca-Cola Going Too Far?



Link to the Article!


So there's the article. Remember when Michelle Obama got fooled by the major food businesses into false promises to get "healthier"? Well, it seems that Coca-Cola has a tenancy to make everyone think it's a supporter of a people's health. Coke has donated $120 million dollars in grants to the Academy of Pediatrics, which is absurd.

Do you think that companies like the Coca-Cola Company are really trying to get better? Or are they just trying to get people to buy their product? Do you think that people are aware that despite their monetary support, that they don't show this same support in their food products? Tell me what your thoughts are peeps.


21 comments:

  1. I believe it is just a PR stunt. Coca-Cola is only trying to improve its image in the eyes of consumers, using the donation to counteract its bad reputation. It is nothing more than an advertisement saying, "Ignore the outrageous amounts of sugar in our product, look at this good thing we did!" Also, considering that Coca-Cola makes over $30 billion per year, $120 million is pocket change. Coca-Cola donated the money for publicity, and the pretense that it cares about public health is a mere facade.

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  2. I think that Coca Cola is simply trying to make themselves look better. They know that their product isn't good for you so they are trying to do anything to make their brand look better than it actually is.

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  3. I don't think that Coca Cola is trying to support public health, but rather it is trying to make itself look like a good company that cares about people. It wants to support the general image that corporations work for the people. I think that they do this partly to draw away attention from how bad their products are for us.

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  5. Coca Cola is simply trying to gain good publicity. Many large and wealthy companies do this sort of thing to subtly prompt consumers to buy their products. I basically agree with all of the previous comments.

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  6. I don't think Coca-Cola is trying to get better. They are trying to get money and publicity.

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  7. Coca Cola is simply trying to gain money through advertising. Many large and wealthy companies do things of this sort. their just like any other company selling product, gaining money, ruin people.

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  8. I don't think that Coca Cola is trying to get better. They're a big company that only wants to gain publicity and for people to purchase their products more. Because they're a big company, they only care about their profit and not about people's health. I think by "supporting" healthier food companies and trying to have a healthier image, they're just trying to influence people to think that they're better and healthier then they actually are.

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  9. I do not think Coca-Cola donated 120 million dollars to support public health. Their intent is to improve their own image. They are making their company look good by donating large amounts of money to major health organizations.

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  10. I definitely don't think Coca-Cola is healthy, or is trying to be healthy. If that were the case, they would be going through some major changes with their product, knowing how bad soda already is for you. It's obvious that they just want publicity. If the Academy of Pediatrics is vouching for them, they're only doing it because the company is paying them.

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  11. I do not believe Coca-Cola is trying to support the publics health, instead they are trying to make themselves seem better in the publics eyes so people think they are supporting a "good" business.Some people probably fall for that ploy in places where learning about healthy foods and lifestyles isn't as stressed.

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  12. Big companies like Coca-Cola are most likely only trying to have a good public image despite serving very unhealthy drinks. That's the whole idea; the cheaper the drinks are made, the unhealthier they are. If the drinks are made cheaper, however, companies make a larger profit. I think that big companies try to balance these two things; if a company can make people think they are healthy yet continue to make cheap, unhealthy products, the company has huge benefits coming its way.

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  13. I agree with most of these comments that Coca Cola isn't trying to get better, but just get publicity so they can sell more of their products. Donating money to a pediatrics center was just a way to get publicity and show that they are good for the public health when that isn't true.

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  14. Coca cola creates this unhealthy product, that many people love, but they try to put up a front of they want people to be healthy. They support pediatric centers, but they still provide this unhealthy drink that will affect our bodies on the long run. They just try to put up a front about how they want everyone healthy.

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  15. I think that it's safe to say Coca cola is in it for the money. Nowadays, I feel as if it's hard to find a company that truly cares about people's health or diet, and just focuses on what tastes good, what will get most popular, and what will get put on the shelves. Yes, since the company of Coca cola also owns multiple food brands as well, I don't think those would be considered healthy either.. All that these companies strive for is MONEY!! Another example are water companies. Nestle for instance. Doesn't care about the environment or people's lives. They care about money. Everyone knows CA is in a major drought, and also that this company is loaded from owning other successful brands, such as Kit Kat or Nerds. Yet, Nestle still takes CA's water and sells it to people for even more money than they already have. Put the pieces together. Companies desire money and business, not the diets or lives of America. P.S. I love the way cat picture added to this post!!! Goes perfectly!

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  16. I think I can infer that Coca Cola is not supporting in any way, but they are getting the money and publicity from doing so. They are using healthy/good causes and organizations to promote themselves and make them look good even though some of the partnerships Coca Cola made didn't make very sense given that their product is soda.

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  17. I agree with everyone's comments about how Coca-Cola is just using these nutrition and dietetics companies for publicity. Coca-Cola is taking advantage of those companies and advertising their products as drinks that help with "hydration." Not only is Coca-cola bribing these nutritional companies with millions of dollars, but they're also getting these nutritional companies to lie about the effects of Coca-Cola's products on the human body. Some people honestly don't know the effects of certain products on their bodies, especially young kids. If soda companies and junk food companies are making false health claims, or are loopholing their health claims, then kids will automatically assume that the products are nutritious and will eat those products more often. This factor is one of the primary causes of the abundance of obesity in America.

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  19. I believe that Coca-Cola is just trying to sell their products by looking good and supporting people's health. Coca-Cola claims to be supporting people's health but the products they sell are major factor into the high obesity rate and other health problems in America. If they said how unhealthy the products they sell really are then they would lose profits

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  20. Coca Cola is definitely just trying to sell their products and don't care about getting "healthier". If they were trying to help their products wouldn't be such an unhealthy thing that people consume. As a business that have to make it seem that they're trying to help so they can sell their products.

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  21. Coca Cola is just a business, and like all businesses they don't have morals. The main driving force behind a business is to Simply make money and PR is a big word to these companies because good PR results in more sales. So tactics like we are helping research "cures" for obesity (when they research from those test are very biased to support Coca Cola). People I feel are not aware because companies tend to use tactics to keep their customers blind like including your name on the boodle, some sappy slogan like "share happiness" or by making their customers feel like elitists by sharing phrases like "Be proud you drink coke over Pepsi."

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