Posts Tagged ‘corporate responsibility’

Is Facebook Promoting Self-Stigma?

September 17, 2021 — For some time, it’s been clear to mental health professionals that social media could be a problem for teens. Facebook, which owns Instagram, has long minimized the issue. But reporting this week from the Wall Street Journal tells suggests that Facebook knows from its own research that Instagram promotes self-stigma for teenage girls. Slides from […]

Why Healthy Eating Is Tricky for a Big Food Company

May 31, 2021 — Consumers want to eat healthy. Food companies want to sell them products to meet that need. So what’s the problem? Well, there’s a big gap between what people say and what they do. Talking about healthy eating is easy. But following through on healthy eating is very tricky for a big food company because the […]

A Broken Global Food Supply: Fault and Solutions

December 17, 2019 — All right. Who broke the global food supply? With a press event and seven new articles in Lancet yesterday, the World Health Organization put a spotlight on the double burden of malnutrition. Yes, it’s true. More than one in three low and middle-income countries now face health threats from both undernutrition and obesity. Babies and […]

The Annoying Distraction of “Evil” Beverage Companies

October 26, 2017 — Coke has a new CEO and a new corporate strategy that seems like it’s starting to work. You can find the essence of it in Coke’s new image advertising. Maybe the company that taught the world to sing is starting to shed some of the reputation issues that have dogged it for years now. A […]

A Simple Code of Conduct for Wellness Programs

August 21, 2016 — We now have enough regulations on the subject of employer wellness programs to make your head spin. EEOC recently released final regs for wellness programs to comply with the ADA, GINA, and ACA. Some in the wellness industry complain that it’s too hard now to penalize people with chronic diseases for failing to make themselves […]

No More Sugar Bombs from Mars?

June 21, 2016 — The world’s largest candy maker, Mars, is determined to stop dropping sugar bombs into the food supply. Reuters reports that the company has been in talks with McDonald’s to remove M&Ms from their McFlurry desserts. A 12 oz McFlurry with M&Ms has 89 grams of sugar. Compare that with new dietary guidelines that recommend no more […]