After years of warding off advocates against American obesity, the soda industry’s newest battle may be waged against cancer. Somehow, I’m not surprised. If you hadn’t already heard, the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) petitioned the FDA to ban anything containing the “caramel coloring” in Coca-Cola and Pepsi (and other soft drinks) because it could cause cancer.
If you’re interested in following this breaking story, here are some early reports you might want to read:
- Huffington Post Michael F Jacobson, Ph.D., Executive Director, CSPI: “Caramel Coloring in Soda: What You Should Know About This Innocent-Sounding Ingredient“
- Time Healthland: “Do the Chemicals That Turn Soda Brown Also Cause Cancer?“
- Currier-Journal.com: “Consumer group urges ban on some caramel colorings; Louisville firm disagrees“
- ABC: “CSPI: Caramel Coloring in Coke, Pepsi Can Cause Cancer; Industry Disputes Claim“
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