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.