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Proposed Bill to put Warning Labels on Sugary Drinks Gains Traction
Friday, May 1, 2015 9:53 PM EDT
A controversial bill that would require beverage companies to put warning labels on sugary drinks is one step closer to being voted on by the New York State Assembly.
If the bill is voted on and passed, regular soda and other sugary drinks would have labels warning consumers about the dangers of obesity, tooth decay and diabetes.
But, the beverage and retail industries have been fighting it.
they want to know why the bill singles out beverages over other sugar-laden foods.
According to public health officials, the labels would save thousands of lives by discouraging over consumption of sugar.