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A group of soft drink sellers including Coca-Cola (KO +0.5%) and PepsiCo (PEP -0.5%) step up...

A group of soft drink sellers including Coca-Cola (KO +0.5%) and PepsiCo (PEP -0.5%) step up efforts to stem a rising tide of concerns over the health effects of drinking soda drinks including diet versions. An industry-sponsored ad ran in the NYT last week to promote calorie-cutting measures. In order to avoid the possibility of being required to put health warnings on cans, Coca-Cola has even modified its recipe - although the company claims consumers won't taste any difference.
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  • Josh Krause
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    SODA syrups are 1/3 the calories of the major brands.


    Just saying.
    21 May 2012, 12:34 PM Reply Like
  • surfnspy
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    I don't get it. People who are too stupid to use moderation are forcing these companies to state the obvious. We truly have become a nation of tards.
    21 May 2012, 12:40 PM Reply Like
  • Walt17
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    When I was young I drank 3 to 4 sodas a day. Without gaining weight! The major problem is our sedentary lifestyle, not the sugar in soda.
    21 May 2012, 12:48 PM Reply Like
  • Hellz
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    If you work at a rock quarry, hehe yeah
    22 May 2012, 07:44 AM Reply Like
  • berylrb
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    i think it's not just obesity, but long term health issues like diabetes, heart, stroke, hypertension, etc.


    shoot may even cause prostate cancer, all that extra urination.
    21 May 2012, 01:12 PM Reply Like
  • JailDoc
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    Stupid, Stupid! Why don't they require all the ice cream companies
    to label their packages. I agree that it is lifestyle more than sugar intake. If people want their sweets they are going to get them one
    way or another, blaming the soda brands won't change the public.
    21 May 2012, 01:22 PM Reply Like
  • yzfdude1
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    It's amazing that people are still blaming products for things like Obesity and health issues. Orange Juice has as much sugar as a can of soda ...
    21 May 2012, 01:47 PM Reply Like
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    If you want to avoid high fructose corn syrup, drinks colas made with cane sugar.
    21 May 2012, 02:47 PM Reply Like
  • jeanewight
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    Lately I've noticed the obsession with matters relatively trivial, either implying we are all stupid and reinforcing the concept, or employing the tactic to distract us from larger, more immediate, very crucial issues. We are majoring on the minors, people. Coca-Cola will keep producing sugar-laden soda for those who want them, and I am all for it. Maybe the larger issue is the amount of money we will be paying for a can of soda now as opposed to a year from now when real inflation hits us. I'll still pay $5 for MY can of sugary Coke.
    22 May 2012, 07:18 AM Reply Like
  • Josh Krause
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    It's much easier to peck at the details obsessively while completely ignoring the big picture.


    The big picture is scary and enormous. We have an entire generation that just wants to retire and die before the coming avalanche hits them. While it stinks that they are unwilling to deal with the mess they have created, it is what it is.


    The coming fiscal cliff, European chaos, unending debt with seemingly no solution, it's all easier to just ignore and focus on completely unrelated issues.
    22 May 2012, 07:30 AM Reply Like
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