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Coca-Cola, PepsiCo and ABF criticised for 'land grab'

Campaigning NGO Oxfam has highlighted Coca-Cola and PepsiCo as being amongst the companies it claims are benefiting from land taken from indigenous communities across the world.

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UK: Companies call for targets on low carbon power

A number of major businesses have called on the government to adopt a 2030 target for reduced carbon from the power sector. The current Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne has been hostile to such targets to date, attacking green policies as a burden on business.

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US: Smart choices food label collapses

The Smart Choices food label, which numbered amongst its advocates companies such as Unilever, Kellog and Kraft, has been halted following controversy over whether it set the bar too low on how it rated foods.

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US: Top businesses join ethics initiative

In response to the widespread crisis of confidence in the ethics of big business, seventeen major corporations have joined the Business Ethics Leadership Alliance. The companies, which include Wal-Mart, General Electric, Dell, PepsiCo and Accenture, between them represent nearly $1 trillion turnover.

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US: Major food companies support common nutrition standards

Responding to ongoing concerns about rising levels of obesity, a number of major food companies have adopted a common nutritional standard, with a simple recognisable label for the 'Smart Choices Program'.

US: Companies sign up for healthier snacks at school

Five companies have agreed to replace current offerings in school vending machines with healthier products under an agreement brokered by former president Bill Clinton and the American Heart Association.

India: Kerala ban against Coke and Pepsi overturned

Coca-Cola and Pepsi have won their attempt to get the ban on their products in Kerala overturned.

India: Coca Cola and Pepsi fight back in Kerala

Coca-Cola and Pepsi have mounted a challenge to the state government of Kerala's ban on the production and sale of their products following recent controversies over pesticide residues.

India: Coca-Cola hits back over pesticide residues

Coca-Cola has fought back over the current controversy alleging high levels of pesticide residues in its soft drink products by attacking the standards used for the highly publicised tests.

India: Pepsi and Coke face further pesticide challenges

A new study of Coca-Cola and Pepsi products in India has claimed that products are showing even greater levels of pesticide contamination than a previous study that created controversy.

PepsiCo gains credit for refusing trade secrets sale

PepsiCo has been praised for refusing to buy rival Coca-Cola's trade secrets that were stolen by three Coke employees and offered to it for sale.

US: Fizzy drinks companies to pull out of schools

Coca Cola, PepsiCo and Cadbury Schweppes have said that they are to pull most fizzy drinks from US schools, selling only water, juice and low calorie drinks. The deal was brokered by former President Bill Clinton and the American Heart Association.

India: Cola companies told to disclose product contents

The High Court in Rajasthan has dismissed a petition from PepsiCo and Coca-Cola against a directive that will require them to list the full contents of their products.

India: Court orders further tests on Pepsi

The High Court in Delhi has requested that further testing of samples of Pepsi be carried out, following the drinks company's petition to restrain the publication of a report on pesticides in colas produced by the Centre for Science and Environment (CSE).

Pepsi and Coke under pressure on recycling

Pepsi have been accused of breaking a 1990 promise to introduce up to 25 percent plastic into its drinks bottles by Grassroots Recycling Network.

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