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Why is the food industry dead set against warning labels?

Why is the food industry dead set against warning labels?

Consumers are frequently told that it's their responsibility to make informed decisions. Otherwise, caveat emptor — let the buyer beware.

So it's striking that some industries seem to work overtime preventing people from having all the information needed to choose wisely.

A statewide Field Poll last week found that 78% of California voters support placing labels on sugary drinks that warn of possible health hazards, up from 74% two years ago.

Yet the soda and beverage industry has spent millions of dollars over the last couple of years fighting such a requirement and similar regulations.

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