Nanny state alarmists refer to soda as a “bioweapon”

The alarmists at the the non-profit Center for Science in the Public Interest — a group with a long history of hysterical rhetoric regarding food ingredients — are at it again.

Their latest crusade is to push for stronger regulations on sugary sodas, like original Coke and Pepsi. Here is an actual quote from the latest press release on their website:

“As currently formulated, Coke, Pepsi, and other sugar-based drinks are unsafe for regular human consumption,” said CSPI executive director Michael F. Jacobson. “Like a slow-acting but ruthlessly efficient bioweapon, sugar drinks cause obesity, diabetes, and heart disease. The FDA should require the beverage industry to re-engineer their sugary products over several years, making them safer for people to consume, and less conducive to disease.”

Rob Port is the editor of SayAnythingBlog.com. In 2011 he was a finalist for the Watch Dog of the Year from the Sam Adams Alliance and winner of the Americans For Prosperity Award for Online Excellence. In 2013 the Washington Post named SAB one of the nation's top state-based political blogs, and named Rob one of the state's best political reporters. He writes a weekly column for several North Dakota newspapers, and also serves as a policy fellow for the North Dakota Policy Council.

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  • matthew_bosch

    This means we are completely out of problems…so we’ll make some up.

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