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We know plastic bottles are choking our planet. So why are companies still selling them?

In this article from CBC News, Bart Elmore talks about how more needs to be done about plastic waste across every level, from businesses to governments to consumers. Consumers, in particular, he says, need to loudly express their disapproval of the current system.

An Environmental Historian's Requiem for Recycling

Bartow Elmore speaks about how the solution to the current plastic waste problem lies in the history of one of the biggest enterprises in the world: the Coca-Cola industry. Bart Elmore studies the past in order to understand how we can live more sustainably on this planet.

Roundup from the Ground Up: The Buried History of Monsanto's World-Famous Herbicide

Bart Elmore talks about the human health threats posed by Monsanto’s Roundup, a herbicide sprayed on food crops throughout the country.

Plastic: The Great Propaganda

The French TV show Cash Investigation, in partnership with the weekly editorial Le Un 1, explores the masses of plastic being produced by big consumer brands. In this full-length documentary, Elise Lucet investigates the secret strategies of one of the world's soft drink giants and its failed sustainability promises. Bart Elmore’s segment begins at 19:50. Audio commentary is in French.

Is Coca-Cola's Recycling Goal Feasible?

Last week, the Coca-Cola Company unveiled an ambitious plan to recycle a bottle or can for every drink it sells by 2030. It is the latest move by the Atlanta-based soda giant to address environmental concerns tied to its production. Will this plan work? We talked with environmental historian Bart Elmore, author of the book, “Citizen Coke: The Making of Coca-Cola Capitalism.”

The Southern Story of Coca-Cola (Gravy podcast Episode 51)

You might think of Coca-Cola as an iconic American brand… and you’d be right. But, it was born in the South. How did Coke’s Atlanta birthplace shape what the soft drink became? And how has Coke shaped the South? It’s a story that includes many surprising twists and turns, from Civil War wounds to temperance movements, racist fears to philanthropy, and small-town soda jerks to Peruvian coca farmers. Tina Antolini speaks with Bart Elmore about these topics and more in this episode of the Southern Foodways Alliance's Gravy podcast.

Southern Foodways Alliance 2016 Fall Symposium: Corn as Symbol, Sustenance, and Problem

Bart Elmore's talk at the Southern Foodways Alliance Fall Symposium about how Citizen Coke is a corn syrup-fueled global phenomenon.

Coca-Cola: ‘Within arm’s reach of desire’

David Butler, VP Innovation & Entrepreneurship at Coca-Cola, and an environmental historian, Bartow Elmore, make the case for and against Coke.