The International Life Sciences Institute has been criticised for its attempts to influence public health and nutrition policy.
Coca Cola’s departure is a major setback for the International Life Sciences Institute at a time when health-conscious consumers are increasingly turning away from sugar-laden beverages [File: Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg]
Coca-Cola Co. has ended its long association with the International Life Sciences Institute, a blow to the powerful food organization known for its pro-sugar research and policies.
The beverage giant ended its membership at the “global, regional and country level” as of this month, Coke said in a statement in response to inquiries from Bloomberg News. The decision was made after a routine review, the company said without offering additional details.