The California Senate passed a bill last Thursday that requires sugary drinks such as sodas to have warning labels for obesity, diabetes and tooth decay. This is an ongoing attempt by the state to try and influence citizens’ choice of food and drink. Some people consider this “nanny governing” and have no confidence that new labels will have any effect on consumer choice and habits.
“Putting government warning labels on more than 500 beverages will do nothing to change personal behaviors or teach people about healthy lifestyles. The last thing California needs is more warning labels.” – CalBev, the California arm of the American Beverage Association.
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