Soda manufacturers and their allies have argued, among other things, that if sugary soft drinks can’t be bought with food stamps then the government is somehow discriminating against the poor. Year after year, efforts to stem the tide of junk drinks to the poor have gone down to defeat, partly because of this bogus argument.
Soda manufacturers and their allies have argued, among other things, that if sugary soft drinks can’t be bought with food stamps then the government is somehow discriminating against the poor. Year after year, efforts to stem the tide of junk drinks to the poor have gone down to defeat, partly because of this bogus argument. Rich Pedroncelli Associated Press file
Soda manufacturers and their allies have argued, among other things, that if sugary soft drinks can’t be bought with food stamps then the government is somehow discriminating against the poor. Year after year, efforts to stem the tide of junk drinks to the poor have gone down to defeat, partly because of this bogus argument. Rich Pedroncelli Associated Press file

Despite industry claims, soda isn’t an entitlement

January 19, 2015 04:00 PM

UPDATED January 20, 2015 12:00 AM

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