Soda Stats – Sordid, Sometimes Still Surprising

Majid Ali, M.D.

Here is Text From An Article In the Journal Nature


A prominent theme in Soda Politics is the correspondence between the tactics of the soft-drinks and tobacco industries. Both use “hardball” strategies such as litigation, lobbying of Congress, and front groups such as New Yorkers Against Unfair Taxes, established by the beverage industry to oppose a soft-drinks levy. Nestle asserts that these interests “forge alliances with health organizations and researchers to make the science appear confusing and to silence criticism” — tactics that stretch back to the 1970s and beyond. She cites the work of beverage-industry-funded researchers who examine the effects of soft-drink consumption on health, and highlights how their results consistently diverge from find


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