Diet Coke ‘under pressure’ as consumers grow wary of artificial sweeteners

#AceFoodNews ” Change it or Lose it Time for Coke” as the pressure is now on for the Coco Cola Company to change how it sweetens its diet coke as more people shy away from ” Artificial Sweeteners” #health

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Losing its appeal? Diet Coke, the second-most popular soft drink in the country, is 'under pressure' due to people's concerns over its 'unnatural' ingredientsFrom The Associated Press:

[…] Soda has been under fire from health advocates for years now, and Americans have been cutting back on sugary fizz for some time. But in a somewhat newer development, diet sodas are falling at a faster rate than regular sodas, according to Beverage Digest, an industry tracker.

Last year, for example, sales volume for Coke fell 1 percent, while Diet Coke fell 3 percent. Pepsi fell 3.4 percent, while Diet Pepsi fell 6.2 percent.

Those figures aren’t going unnoticed in Coca-Cola’s Atlanta headquarters. This summer, the company launched its first ad addressing the safety of aspartame to ease concerns people might have. It has also distributed fact sheets on the topic to its bottlers and retailers who sell Coke products.

The Food and Drug Administration says aspartame may be safely used in foods as a sweetener, and the American Cancer Society has said that most studies…

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Facing a $70 million funding shortfall, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) warned today that starting as early as November, the agency and its partners will be forced to scale back activities in strife-torn provinces of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).

“The likely impact would be an unfortunate reduction of support to school children, refugees and returnees,” WFP spokesperson, Elisabeth Byrs, told journalists in Geneva.

The UN agency will be forced to scale back its area of coverage in some provinces as it has received only half of the funding it needs to continue its planned relief operations in the country over the next six months.

Unless new funds are quickly confirmed, WFP will be unable to continue meeting the needs of 300,000 internally displaced people in the eastern North Kivu province, who had already been receiving half rations for the last six months, Ms. Byrs said.

Prices of food have increased in the DRC since May 2013, especially the price of maize flour, and particularly in insecure areas such as Goma which registered an eight per cent spike.

WFP said it is prioritizing life-saving assistance to the most vulnerable groups, such as displaced women and children, and would strive to maintain those activities.

Fighting over the past year in eastern DRC has displaced more than 100,000 people, exacerbating an ongoing humanitarian crisis in the region which already includes 2.6 million IDPs and 6.4 million in need of food and emergency aid.

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A Basic Fact About Breasts That Could Save Your Life: And The Forces Trying to Keep it Under Wraps

#AceHealthNews – This is an interesting and thought provoking post and requires more research for my news desk to comment further at present! Anyone have or know anything else about this please let me know? I will provide a complete post on the findings! #cancer


Important information about breasts has been kept from women, increasing the risk of undetected cancer.

One in eight. That’s how many women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime, according to the National Cancer Institute (NCI). This grim statistic lands in the s…
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