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Trying to make sense of this[edit]

I deleted the second sentence in this paragraph because it is too convoluted to be comprehensible:

In 1892, Candler set out to incorporate a second company; "The Coca-Cola Company" (the current corporation). When Candler had the earliest records of the "Coca-Cola Company" burned in 1910, the action was claimed to have been made during a move to new corporation offices around this time.[1]

That deletion was reverted. Rather than deleting it again I put the call out for someone to figure out the intent and edit it to make sense.


  1. ^ Mark Pendergrast (March 16, 2000). For God, Country and Coca-Cola. Basic Books. p. 49. ISBN 978-0-465-05468-8. 

No citations in "Criticism" section[edit]

There are zero sources cited in the "Criticisms " section.Teyaneff (talk) 23:38, 31 January 2017 (UTC)

There are no sources, but I would argue that aren't required for the current text. Not every statement on Wikipedia requires a citation. If I state that that the earth is a sphere, this can be taken as fact without citation.

I don't think any of the current statements in the criticism section require citation, and could be taken as irrefutable in my opinion. HappyGod (talk) 04:01, 28 April 2017 (UTC)

More info on Health Problems[edit]

there is zero information on the negative health repercussions that have been proven to correlate with Soda consumption. It is necessary to present factual information on rates of obesity, diabetes, etc. that correlate with Coca Cola consumption. Teyaneff (talk) 23:47, 31 January 2017 (UTC)

thanks very much for your suggestions! Did you know that you can

Editing Wikipedia brochure EN.pdf edit Wikipedia yourself.

It sounds like you already have some reliable sources with which to edit the article. At the very least, definitely do share those on the talk page so that other passers by can act on your suggestions more efficiently, but ideally make the edits yourself first based on what you feel to be reliable sources, this being preferable to making calls for other editors to repeat the research you have clearly already done. Remember that health based issues on a food product such as Coca-Cola can often be contentious, so be prepared to follow the BRD - Boldly edit, Get reverted, Discuss on talk page format, when submitting your changes to the article. Many thanks!Edaham (talk) 23:56, 11 March 2017 (UTC)

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Cokelessness before Stepan[edit]

The article states: "After 1904, instead of using fresh leaves, Coca-Cola started using "spent" leaves – the leftovers of the cocaine-extraction process with trace levels of cocaine.[70] Since then, Coca-Cola uses a cocaine-free coca leaf extract prepared at a Stepan Company plant in Maywood, New Jersey.[71]" Yet, the article on Stepan Company says it was only founded in 1932. Therefore, the "Since then" part is wrong, and the question raises, who and where prepared the decocainated material for Coca-Cola from 1905 to 1932. (Also, it would be nice if the article gave a clearer view on what was the motivation behind "leaving coke out of coke": public anti-drug policies, financial reasons, or something else.) --Oop (talk) 23:02, 10 June 2017 (UTC)

This Huffington Post article gives a good overview. Maywood Chemical Works began supplying the decocainized extract in the early 1900s, and the plant was purchased by Stepan in 1959. Dlthewave (talk) 02:32, 11 June 2017 (UTC)