Coca-Cola Spent $100 Million in an Attempt to Prove Soda is Healthy

September 23, 2015

You can probably guess how that one turned out.

By now everyone on Earth likely grasps the fact that soda is unhealthy, but that didn’t stop Coca-Cola from dropping more than $100 million in an attempt to prove otherwise. The beverage giant revealed Tuesday “that it spent $118.6 million on health research and partnerships in the U.S. over the past five years,” reports the Associated Press.

Coke spent $21.8 million on “scientific research,” while the company spent the other $96.8 million on “health and well-being partnerships,” says AP. That would include the sketchy campaign launched earlier this year in which Coca-Cola…