While it's obvious that the soda industry would be on the defense, largely missing from the debate so far has been the role of the fast food and restaurant industry as a significant driver of soft drink sales
I ate at a Chick-fil-A restaurant the other day and my life was transformed. You see, at Chick-fil-A you get so much more than mouthwatering, delicious fast food. In addition to chicken, you also get a whopping helping of evangelism.
America manages to sell its "superior" lifestyles to the rest of the world in ingenious ways, from food to movies to clothing to music -- and in the area of food at least, our obesity problems as well.
My buddies and I at the Dogwood Alliance, a North Carolina forest protection non-profit, decided the time had come to speak truth to the One Percenters, so we drove to Louisville, Kentucky, to crash Yum's annual shareholder meeting.
There has never been a better time to get active and take a stand against the infiltration of fast food in your neighborhood. We certainly cannot wait for policymakers in Washington to protect the people.
No one really expects their burgers to look exactly like they do in the commercial. But when you get the craving and buy the snack, wouldn't it be nice if they actually at least vaguely resembled what you've been fantasizing about?