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06-07-2012, 11:45 AM
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Originally Posted by ixcuincle View Post
What happened to personal responsibility? No one yet has given a valid reason why the government should even interfere. The Type 2 diabetes problem is an issue, but is easily fixed by education. Besides, it's not only soda that is responsible for Type 2 diabetes. Soda is simply a scapegoat; an easy "answer" which doesn't really address the problem. Type 2 Diabetes rates and obesity rates will not be affected by a soda ban, since people are still going to go out to the Olive Garden and get huge servings.
The sugar water companies work on getting kids hooked on soda at a young age and then when they are hooked they take that habit into adulthood. The actual manufacturing cost of soda is very low so a place like 7-11 can sell a 32 ounce Big Gulp for a buck and get kids hooked on it, in partnership with Coke and Pepsi.

Ir's kind of funny that so many Americans are so wary of the intrusion of government while turning a blind eye to corporate America taking advantage of young people with cheap sodas and cheap fast food.

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