In Battle of Bulge, Soda Firms Defend Against Warning

Author: Raja Mishra Source: The Boston Globe With the federal government considering its first-ever warning that soft drinks can cause unhealthy weight gain, soda companies – longtime icons of the US food industry – are finding themselves increasingly on the defensive, lobbying federal officials against the warning and publicly arguing with the growing number of nutrition specialists who say the fizzy, sugary beverages play a major role in America's obesity problem.