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The Hidden Dangers of Soft Drinks

Written By: Off the Grid News Service  |  Posted: Friday, August 5th, 2011

            Over one fourth of the beverages consumed in the United States are carbonated soft drinks like Coke, Pepsi, and Mountain Dew. These products are marketed primarily to young people, but they are routinely used by people of all ages to quench thirst, accompany meals, or help keep hands occupied at social events. Soft drinks have such a pervasive presence on the consumer landscape that they have become a part of our common cultural backdrop, and people consume them by the gallon without giving it a second thought.

            But it is one of the true peculiarities of our modern society that people will unreflectively indulge in all kinds of self-destructive behavior simply because everyone else does, or because government regulatory bodies haven't passed a law yet making it illegal or issued an official proclamation declaring it dangerous.  Remarkably, people have become so habituated to following authority without question that they will pretty much do anything that advertisers want them to do, unless the government tells them not to.

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