“Veteran CDC employee resigns after she was caught helping Coca-Cola gain political influence over health authorities”

“Emails obtained through a Freedom of Information request filed by U.S. Right to Know found that Dr. Barbara Bowman, who worked as a senior nutritionist for Coca-Cola before beginning a career with the CDC in 1992, was eager to help the beverage company gain approval for its sugary drinks, which are strongly linked to obesity and type 2 diabetes

Actions by the WHO could have “significant negative consequences on a global basis,” said Malaspina in the email chain. “The threat to our business is serious…

Bowman tells the Coca-Cola execs that either Bill Gates or “Bloomberg people” may be able to get him access to the WHO, suggesting they also reach out to someone at the PEPFAR program, a U.S.-backed program addressing the HIV/AIDS epidemic in sub-Saharan Africa.”


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