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Wednesday, July 13, 2005

Warning labels on soft drinks

From Reuters:

A U.S. consumer group on Wednesday called for cigarette-style warnings on soft drinks to alert consumers that too much of the sugary beverages can make them fat and cause other health problems.

People who overindulge in soft drinks are also more likely to develop diabetes and have decaying teeth, the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) said in a petition to the Food and Drug Administration.

I personally think this is absurd. If warning labels get stuck on soft drinks, where does it end? Water? Bread? If the CSPI's standard is really that "overindulging" or having "too much" pop causes health problems, then they should be seeking warning labels for every food and drink, even water.

Sounds to me like a think tank with too much time on its hands.

What do you think?


  • Actually, they already have chemical safety sheets for water(if I recall, they're FOUR PAGES long), so labelling it isn't that much of a stretch...

    By Blogger Jay Denari, at 7/13/2005 06:03:00 PM  

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