The Food Police have been trying to force consumers to abandon beverages other than water by imposing onerous taxes. With consumers defeating or derailing such measures in cities across the nation, the Food Police in California passed a law forcing companies like Coca Cola and Pepsi to add a cancer warning label to their products because of the minuscule amount of caramel coloring used in soda recipes, according to the Huffington Post.
What happens in California, doesn’t stay in California. In response, the change has already been made in the state, but consumers nationwide can expect to see the reformulated sodas on shelves in their local restaurants and stores.
Before you think the California bureaucrats have discovered what causes cancer consider this:
“A spokesman for the Food and Drug Administration…noted that a consumer would have to drink more than 1,000 cans of soda a day to reach the doses administered that have shown links to cancer in rodents. The American Beverage Association also noted that California added the coloring to its list of carcinogens with no studies showing that it causes cancer in humans. It noted that the listing was based on a single study in lab mice and rats.”
This change was not brought about by consumer demand. It was another example of the Food Police flexing their muscle, not based upon solid scientific inquiry, but an exercise in how easily big government public health activists and lawmakers can exert control over our lives.
It’s not the government’s job to regulate what we consume. It’s not the nanny state’s right to hand down frivolous mandates which force companies to make pointless changes or else risk damaging the marketability of their product. It’s time to take a stand. Sign the petition to protect food freedom.
Continue reading at The Huffington Post.
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