Friday, 11 April 2014

Medicinal Soft Drinks And Coca-Cola Fiends: The Toxic History Of Soda Pop

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Soda's reputation has fallen a bit flat lately: The all-American beverage most recently made headlines due to an FDA investigation of a potential carcinogen, commonly called 'caramel coloring,' used in many soft-drink recipes. This follows other recent stories that paint an unflattering picture of the soda industry, from New York's attempt to ban super-sized drinks to a spate of new soda-tax proposals.

Faced with all this bad press, it's hard to believe that the 'evil' soft drink actually began as a cure-all, touted for its many beneficial effects. But even then, the unregulated narcotics used in many sodas weren't exactly good for you.

(thanks Hunter)

1 comment(s):

Ellis said...

They should bring back Crystal Pepsi then. =)