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Soda Politics
Author: Marion Nestle

ISBN: 9780190263430
Format: Hardcover
Number Of Pages: 528
Published: 15 October 2015
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.6 x 3.7
Description:
Sodas are astonishing products. Little more than flavoured sugar-water, these drinks cost practically nothing to produce or buy, yet have turned their makers--principally Coca-Cola and PepsiCo into a multibillion-dollar industry with global recognition, distribution, and political power.

Billed as "refreshing," "tasty," "crisp," and "the real thing," sodas also happen to be so well established to contribute to poor dental hygiene, higher calorie intake, obesity, and type-2 diabetes that the first line of defence against any of these conditions is to simply stop drinking them. Habitually drinking large volumes of soda not only harms individual health, but also burdens societies with runaway healthcare costs.

So how did products containing absurdly inexpensive ingredients become multibillion dollar industries and international brand icons, while also having a devastating impact on public health?

In Soda Politics, Dr. Marion Nestle answers this question by detailing all of the ways that the soft drink industry works overtime to make drinking soda as common and accepted as drinking ...

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