TAG: advertising

A Perfect Example of Opportunistic Advertising

Video – Accused of selling food that makes the planet sick, McDonald’s continues to use all types of opportunistic advertising to attempt to make people believe that they care about the welfare of communities.

Depression: It’s Not Your Serotonin

Dr. Kelly Brogan – Millions believe depression is caused by ‘serotonin deficiency,’ but where is the science in support of this theory?

Time for Action on Marketing to Kids

Anna Lappe, Small Planet Institute Waking Times On September 18th, the First Lady brought together 100 parent leaders, government agency representatives, researchers, and food and media industry executives–from McDonalds to PepsiCo to Coca-Cola–in the first ever White House Convening on Food Marketing to Children. It was a big deal. Since President Reagan stripped the power

Why Does Society Think I’m Some Kind of Freak for Abstaining From Alcohol?

Andrew Beale, AlterNet Waking Times  No one ever asks me why I don’t shoot heroin. Everyone in my circle intuitively understands that heroin is extremely destructive. It’s highly addictive, disastrous for your health, there’s a huge risk of overdose — and the question of using it never comes up. But in the nearly three years

7 Highly Disturbing Trends in Junk Food Advertising to Children

Laura Gottesdiener, AlterNet Waking Times  From bribing children with toys to convincing them to eat a “fourth meal,” the industry is glutted with perverse, profit-chasing schemes. Ever wonder why one-third of all children in the United States are overweight, if not dangerously obese? According to a slew of recent reports, the cornucopia of junk food

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