California’s Plan to Put Obesity Warning Labels on Soda Fizzles Out

No warnings, for now.
No warnings, for now. Photo: eBay

“Drinking beverages with added sugar(s) contributes to obesity, diabetes, and tooth decay,” is what a proposed label affixed to all sugary sodas would have stated under California Bill SB1000, which was shot down on Tuesday. The state last year flirted with the idea of a soda tax, and this time around, trade groups in opposition to the label were able to successfully argue that soda was being unfairly targeted because the proposed law excluded sweet espresso drinks and things like chocolate milk. [AP, Related]