Coca Cola, The Most Popular And Biggest Selling Soft Drink

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Since the early days of our nation’s history, carbonated soft drinks have employed a distinct place in the hearts and palates of the American consumer. Coca-Cola is the most popular and biggest-selling soft drink in history, as well as one of the most recognizable brands in the world. Created in 1886 in Atlanta, Georgia, by Dr. John S. Pemberton, Coca-Cola was first offered as a fountain beverage at Jacob 's Pharmacy by mixing Coca-Cola syrup with carbonated water (Product Description Coca-Cola). Until the 1890s soft drinks were produced manually, from blowing bottles individually to filling and packaging; During the following two decades automated machinery greatly increased the productivity of soft drink plants (Avizienis). The Manufacturing process now includes, clarifying the water, filtering, sterilizing, and dechlorinating the water, mixing the ingredients, carbonating the beverage, and lastly, filling and packaging. It’s extremely important that manufactures monitor all the products that are being used to prevent any unprecedented accidents. If you’re like about one half of the American population, you drink at least one sugary drink on a daily basis — and there’s a good chance it’s soda. Drinking high-sugar soft drinks is most commonly associated with obesity, type 2 diabetes, and weight gain. But sodas can also have ill effects on your smile, potentially leading to cavities and even visible tooth decay (Schaefer).” Soda addiction has been a serious problem in the schools of our nation. According to NBC News Nutrition Expert Maggie Fox “We are in the midst of an epidemic of diabetes and obesity. The evidence is very clear that soda consumption has a role in the epidemic” (Fox). In America, the soda manufactures use the ... ... middle of paper ... ...because he is on cover of the can. The soft drink industry is the best of both worlds they help both the general population by giving us jobs and the government by paying mass amounts of taxes and still making a huge profit. After arguing both sides I believe that soda should be legal but they should ban any drink over the size of 16oz. It’s extremely bad due to the health issues that endures from drinking an excess amount. On the bright side soft drinks being legal brings many benefits to the world. There is more than 3 million jobs made by the soft drink industry, and without them we would be a less successful economy. Our economy goes as far as we go; As long as there is still jobs being created we are putting our country in a better position for the future. The changes we make now may not affect us but will change the future of our kids and many others to come.

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