Wednesday, May 03, 2006
In an attempt to look important but accomplish little, "The nation's largest beverage distributors have agreed to halt nearly all sales of sodas to public schools _ a step that will remove the sugary, caloric drinks from vending machines and cafeterias around the country." Or will it? The deal still allows juices (which have as much sugar in their unsweetened form as sodas already have) and sports drinks (where Coca-Cola owned PowerAde has about as much sugar in it as a regular cola and Gatorade has only slightly less sugar than that). At least those vending machines will look a whole lot healthier to the folks who don't bother reading nutrition facts. At least they showed that CO2 who's boss!