Sugar is toxic.
We require warning labels on other toxic products like tobacco and alcohol, so why don’t we hold sugar-loaded beverages to the same standard?
Over time, chronic soda consumption has a similar effect on your liver as chronic alcohol consumption. In increasing numbers, Californians, especially children, are suffering from diseases typically associated with alcoholism – type 2 diabetes and fatty liver disease – without the alcohol. During the same period that sugary drink consumption doubled in the United States, diabetes rates tripled. And that’s just one of the health problems associated with the rise of sugary drink consumption in the United States.
While the beverage industry profits from dishonest science and corrupted health information, California faces a health crisis. And it’s bankrupting our cities and swamping our overcrowded emergency rooms.
California’s Sugar-Sweetened Beverages Safety Warning Act (SB 300) will require a reasonable, factual safety warning on all sugary drink bottles, cans, vending machines, and dispensaries:
STATE OF CALIFORNIA SAFETY WARNING: Drinking beverages with added sugar(s) contributes to obesity, type 2 diabetes, and tooth decay.
Big Soda doesn’t want Californians to know that their products are killing us. Warning labels empower consumers and parents to make informed choices about the beverages they purchase for their families.
It’s time to end Big Soda’s dishonest campaign to suppress the truth. Tell Sacramento to get smart on commonsense soda labeling and vote yes on SB 300 on April 19.
If you support your right to know the truth about your health, ask your elected representative to do the same:
Make your voice heard. Support SB 300 now!
Letter to State Sen. Ed Hernandez (SD-22) and State Sen. Janet Nguyen (SD-34)
The Daily Californian
The National Law Review
The Eureka Times-Standard
Office of Senator Bill Monning (D-Carmel)
“Every day in the gym, we fight chronic disease, but the debilitating effects of sugar are overpowering. For the rest of my life, I’ll be a one-issue guy…. It’s reducing sugar consumption.”
– Greg Glassman