Corporate Ugliness

12 Oct: Why Are Doctors Selling Out to Coke?

By Marion Nestle On October 6, the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) announced its new partnership with Coca-Cola. What does AAFP get from this? A grant “to develop consumer education content on beverages and sweeteners for FamilyDoctor.org.” The AAFP, says its president, looks forward to working with The Coca-Cola Company, and other companies in the future, on the development…

09 Oct: Monsanto a Focus of US Antitrust Investigation

original link: www.npr.org By CHRISTOPHER LEONARD AP Agribusiness Writer ST. LOUIS October 8, 2009 (AP) The Justice Department is investigating whether Monsanto Co. violated antitrust rules in trying to expand its dominance of the market for genetically engineered crops. Monsanto has provided interviews and documents to the Justice Department, company spokesman Lee Quarles said. He said the department has questioned…

15 Aug: Walmart’s $4 Drugs Coming From Indian Company Whose Products Have Been Banned In US and Canada

A New Report from WakeUpWalMart.com WakeupWalmart.com supports the use of generic prescription drugs as a safe alternative to expensive, name-brand medications. Walmart’s use of a corporate bad actor to cut costs, however, deserves significant scrutiny. Walmart is heavily promoting a program of 30-day supplies of generic drugs for $4, pointing to the program as an indicator of the company’s leadership…