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Soft drink sellers Coca-Cola (KO), PepsiCo (PEP), and Dr. Pepper Snapple (DPS) plan to start...

Soft drink sellers Coca-Cola (KO), PepsiCo (PEP), and Dr. Pepper Snapple (DPS) plan to start posting calorie counts on vending machines next year in a move that could be designed to beat critics to the punch. By placing a calorie warning on machines, the companies hope to take the wind out of the sail of efforts like those in New York City to legislate soda intake.
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  • Tony Petroski
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    It won't work and every leftist worth his salt knows he can roll big businessmen like ball bearings in a canning machine.

     

    At some point, some of them will have to fight back or watch their businesses crushed like the health-care industry.
    9 Oct 2012, 08:47 AM Reply Like
  • Erics
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    Unfortunately, Tony has it. The Nanny state in which this country is becoming will attempt to control every aspect of its citizen's lives.

     

    It doesn't seem to matter that Coke and other soft drinks have been around since the late 1800's with no problems but now they are the source of all obesity! New York city, for example, banning 20oz soft drink sizes but next door is a deli that will sell you a pastrami sandwich that has significantly more fat and calories than any drink.
    9 Oct 2012, 09:34 AM Reply Like
  • Aristotle2k
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    While I agree that NY's restriction is borderline offensive; I applaud efforts to make things more transparent; it does help change some peoples intake. There is an obesity epidemic going on and fixing that starts with education.

     

    Just because it's been around since the 1800's doesn't mean anything. Coke also had parts of cocaine in it in the 1800's too; but it evolved based on adverse affects to their customers. The world changes and companies need to also or they die.... see RIMM.

     

    I invest in coke because they have evolved when it was in their and their customers best interests.
    9 Oct 2012, 01:23 PM Reply Like
  • Klugwannnabe
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    Some people might actually want to increase their weight....some may want to know the sugar and caffein content....others may just be thirsty and ignore the label.....Give the idea a try and see what happens
    9 Oct 2012, 02:03 PM Reply Like
  • fweston
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    I Am Getting Tired Of All The Complaints About What Causes Obesity,If A Person Doesn't Have Enough Control Over His Own Eating And Drinking Habits,It Is Not The FAULT Of Pepsico And Their Good Snacks Or The Other Companies Who Manufacture Food And Drink. I Am Of The Opinion That They Should Take A Good Look At Themselves To Answer The Own Obesity Problem,and Not Try To Get The Government To Step in.
    Fweston
    9 Oct 2012, 04:32 PM Reply Like
  • Aristotle2k
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    Even with that; shouldn't the information be available to those who want to know?

     

    I'm very healthy and having nutritional information available to me helps in planning my choices. No one is saying not to allow the product just give us the information so I can make the choice.
    12 Oct 2012, 01:44 PM Reply Like
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