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March 6 2012

Fear Not Your Favorite Soda

Julie Gunlock

The food nannies over at the Center for (JUNK) Science in the Public Interest really have embarrassed themselves.  Of course, that’s nothing new.

Their latest stunt involves telling Americans that soda consumption can lead to cancer because an ingredient used for coloring fizzy drinks causes tumors in animals.  Chief food nanny, CSPI’s executive director Michael Jacobson went so far as to accuse soda companies of “exposing millions of Americans to a chemical that causes cancer…" and demanded that the FDA “protect consumers from this risk."

Thankfully, cooler heads at the Food and Drug Administration have prevailed and have informed the science savants over at CSPI that a person would have to drink more than a thousand cans of soda in a day to match the doses administered in studies that showed links to cancer in rodents.

The fact that Jacobson and his buddies over at CSPI conveniently leave these details out of their statements about soda betray the real goals.  CSPI wants soda companies to go under and they'll do anything -- including spreading false science -- to reach that goal. 

It's up to the consumer to do their own research to find the truth.  But one thing's for certain: the CSPI must be dismissed as a radical activist group whose real goal is the destruction of America's food and beverage industry...not a science-based consumer activist organization working to protect Americans. 

Independent Women’s Forum’s mission is to improve the lives of Americans by increasing the number of women who value free markets and personal liberty. Sister organization of Independent Women’s Voice.
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