Baylen Linnekin on Public Health Activists vs. Sugary Drinks


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Earlier this week the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI), a group that regularly pushes for increased food regulations and considers soda to be "a slow-acting but ruthlessly efficient bioweapon," announced that it was petitioning the FDA to restrict the addition of caloric sweeteners like sugar and high fructose corn syrup to soda, juices, and other beverages. In response, Baylen Linnekin argues that consumers should be free to make their own choices when it comes to sugary drinks.