Feedback at 5:00: Labeling Sugary Drinks

When you’re trying to quench your thirst, you’re probably not thinking about the sugar content.

Now a professor of public health at a leading British university wants sugary drinks to carry health warning labels.

Professor Simon Capewell argues sugar is linked to obesity and heart disease.

He says the drinks should warn consumers, just like insecticides and cigarettes.

The American Beverage Association has said it is misleading to blame soft drinks for weight gain.

Would you be for or against this kind of labeling?

It’s today’s Feedback at 5:00.