Class Actions Lawsuits Filed Against U.S. Diet Soda Producers | NBC Nightly News

Class Actions Lawsuits Filed Against U.S. Diet Soda Producers | NBC Nightly News


CORRESPONDENT, MIGUEL ALGUIMIRE HAS DETAILS.>>FOR MILLIONS OF AMERICANS, THE FOUR LETTER WORD THAT MAKES THE SODAS DESIRABLE. DIET. BUT TONIGHT THE THREE LARGEST U.S. MAKERS OF CARBONATED BEVERAGES ARE BEING SUED BECAUSE OF THAT CLAIM. THE LAWSUITS CONTEND DIET IS FALSE. MISLEADING AND UNLAWFUL. ADDING THESE POPULAR DRINKS MAKE CONSUMERS, REASONABLY BELIEVE THE SODAS ARE A DIET AID.>>ITS, IN FACT, A SCAM AND A FRAUD ON THE PUBLIC THAT, THAT THEY HAVE BEEN SELLING MARKETING AND, AND PRODUCING THIS PRODUCT AS A DIET PRODUCT.>>CALLING THE LEGAL CLAIMS, ASSOCIATION ON BEHALF OF THE INDUSTRY SAYS DIET BEVERAGES THAT CONTAIN ZERO OR BARELY ANY CALORIES HAVE BEEN SHOWN TO HELP PEOPLE MANAGE THEIR DIETS. THE LAWSUITS CENTER ON APSERTAME, A SWEETENER AND STUDIES THAT SHOW IT MAY HAVE HAVE A SIGNIFICANT LINK TO WEIGHT LOSS.>>THERE MAY NOT BE MUCH DIFFERENCE BETWEEN DIET AND NONDIET SODAS.>>WITH SODA CONU.S.TION FIZZLING, TO NIGHT A NEW BATTLE OVER WHAT IS ON THE LABEL. A PUSH THAT COULD TAKE THE

6 thoughts on “Class Actions Lawsuits Filed Against U.S. Diet Soda Producers | NBC Nightly News

  1. There are many 'diets': they can be weight loss, weight gain, vegetarian, gluten free . . . Only fat people drink these so called diet drinks but order supersized fries with their double Whopper and shake. News Flash: municipal water systems can be sued too.

  2. Outside the US they don't call it Diet. Instead it's called Light. Coca- Cola Light, Pepsi Light, etc. That's a more appropriate name.

  3. I wondered for years why they allowed them to call them diet. They stopped letting the tobacco industry call cigarettes light and calling soda diet just makes people think they can drink more of it because it's supposedly better for you. Aspertaine may be linked to other health issues as well making diet soda worse for you.

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