Carbonating the World:
Marketing and Health Impact of Sugar Drinks in
Low- and Middle-income Countries

We are pleased to share a new document "Carbonating the World: Marketing and Health Impact of Sugar Drinks in Low- and Middle-income Countries", which documents how the sugary drinks industries are expanding their reach and marketing strategies around the world, with disastrous health consequences globally.

The study was prepared by the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI), in collaboration with organizations and experts from Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Middle East.

To access the press release and the report in English:
http://cspinet.org/new/201602091.html
http://www.cspinet.org/carbonatingreport.pdf (PDF)

An executive summary in English, Spanish and Portuguese can be accessed here:
http://www.cspinet.org/new/pdf/carbonating-executive-summary-english.pdf
http://cspinet.org/new/pdf/carbonating-executive-summary-spanish.pdf
http://cspinet.org/new/pdf/carbonating-executive-summary-portuguese.pdf

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