Coca-Cola ‘lied to treasury about sugar tax’, study finds

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Coca-Cola ‘lied to treasury about sugar tax’, study finds

UK academics poke a number of holes in claims by the company and the American Chamber of Commerce SA

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Coca-Cola and the American Chamber of Commerce SA lied about the sugar tax, and its effects on job losses and the economy, when presenting its views to the treasury.

This is the allegation by a group of British academics who published a detailed analysis of industry claims about the sugar tax and the studies they cited to argue against the tax.

The study, “Corporations use and misuse of evidence to influence health policy (https://globalizationandhealth.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12992-019-0495-5)”, has just been published in the journal Globalisation and Health...

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