2010 hasn’t been a good year for soda.
As Americans tune in to reality TV shows like The Biggest Loser and Too Fat for Fifteen, soda continues to bear a large share of the blame for the “nation-wide obesity epidemic.” Many cities are pushing taxes on all sugary drinks. Mayor Bloomberg wants to bar New York residents from using food stamps to buy soda. Apparently, American citizens need public officials to give them daily reminders that soda is unhealthy.
I have a post on BigHollywood about anti-soda propaganda in—strangely enough—a recent episode of Law & Order: SVU.