Soda labels won't accomplish anything

05/13/2014 2:05 PM

05/13/2014 10:22 AM

Re "Public needs warning on soda's threat to health" (Editorials, May 11): The editorial board is mistaken that the public needs warning labels on soda cans because it overlooks whether or not this would be effective. Aside from the fact that the board did not cite where it obtained its statistics, there was no evidence to suggest that labeling soda cans will reduce obesity.

Most of the public already realizes that consuming too much soda is unwise and unhealthy, so warning labels won't necessarily bring any new information to the public. While it is true that sugary drinks do contribute to obesity, there are other factors -- such as exercise and intake of vegetables -- that decide people's health.

Until there is definitive proof that labeling sodas will help fight obesity, this regulation should not be implemented.

-- Joseph Evans, Sacramento

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