The Definition of the Word "Plus": Coca Cola and the FDA

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    mkrishnan

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    http://www.bizjournals.com/sanfrancisco/stories/2008/12/22/daily50.html

    In other news, the FCC has sent Apple a letter asking them to desist use of the term "iTunes Plus" because they do not consider it "appropriate to use digital rights management for online music sales." ;)
     
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    I see no problem with the branding, because if anyone is using Diet Coke Plus as their main source for vitamins and minerals, they're beyond help.
     
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    Since when has the FDA done something in the people's interest? :rolleyes:

    FDA: Cracking down on misused branding, and turning a blind eye to GMO foods and Monsanto.
     
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    Abstract

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    The "+" stands for "plus-sized", which means your ass will grow if you drink too much of it. Sounds accurate to me.
     
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    Too good, Abstract, too good!

    So what exactly does a "warning" from the FDA entail? Is it like a "warning" from your college RA? Or is it like a "non-binding resolution" the Democrats were so fond of last year?


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    Quite true! :)

    Good point...unfortunately. :rolleyes: :eek:

    Even better! :D :)
     
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    Given that Diet Coke has about the same number of calories, carbs and fat as, err, a vacuum - you're a bit wide of the mark.
     
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    Mr. Giver '94

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    LOL...... exactly.....sad but true.... Actually most people who buy this thinking it is a source for vitamins and minerals don't need to add any more plus to their size.
     
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    iCantwait

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    whats wrong with GMO foods and Monsanto??


    Frikking hippy
     
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    iGuardian

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    Studies proved that they cause cancer in Rats. There's no benefit in them, they don't make more food, they certainly don't make the food healthier, and they make the seeds of the plants sterile to force farmers to buy a new set of seeds each year.

    Have you ever seen the future of food?
     
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    Can you provide any links to peer-reviewed studies that demonstrate this?
     
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    Abstract

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    ^^^Can you use Google?
     
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    I can... but the only study of which I'm aware that claimed to demonstrate a specific link between GMO consumption and tumor formation was a rodent study involving GMO potatoes out of Russia. This one generated a lot of attention because it was initially suppressed by the Russian gov't and later leaked. However, even Greenpeace called it flawed methodologically, and it certainly was not subjected to peer review (not that Google is a particularly good way of finding peer reviewed studies anyway).

    On Pubmed, I have not been able to find any such studies.
     

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