I was reading an article about cultural appropriation and found that the same website had several articles about "fat acceptance", which as I've mentioned before I have seen advocated with surprising frequency on many feminist websites.
Everyday Feminism: Six Things I Understand About the Fat Acceptance Movement
What just took place in the posts between this and my last one is why I don't think industry regulation with any meaningful reform will improve our nutrition. This forum of generally smart and open minded people expressed literally every opinion on the spectrum of soda with absolutely no consensus on even what the facts are.
HFCS’s market success may be at least partly a result of two complementary government policies. Farm subsidies may reduce its cost, and tariffs plus quota restrictions on imports of foreign sugar make it a better buy than alternatives. But even eliminating farm subsidies entirely wouldn’t affect how much soda pop people drink, how many cupcakes they snack on, or even how much meat they eat, says Bruce Babcock, an economics professor at Iowa State University.
“We did an analysis that showed that if corn and soybeans were not subsidized, the price would rise at most by between five and seven percent,” Babcock explains. According to the unpublished analysis, which Babcock performed in June 2004 for the National Corn Growers Association, that much of an increase in the price of corn wouldn’t affect the price of HFCS because most of its cost is in manufacturing rather than raw materials, he says; it would affect other products, although again not by much. “A five- to seven-percent increase in the price of corn would lead to, at most, a one-percent increase in the price of meat,” says Babcock. “But meat consumption doesn’t respond dramatically to price. So what that would do is reduce consumption by point-three percent.”
I can't understand people drinking diet soda. Can you not taste the artificial sweetener? It's about as appetizing to me as chugging gasoline. If you like diet soda, please try seltzer water. It's got that great carbonized feel, and you get different flavors. But it's basically just carbonized water.
I used to think that I liked soda. Not really. It's the carbonization+being ice cold.