This would be one of those “what on earth were they thinking?!?!” moments:
How soon is too soon?
Not soon enough. Laboratory tests over the last few years have proven that babies who start drinking soda during that early formative period have a much higher chance of gaining acceptance and “fitting in” during those awkward pre-teen and teen years.
So, do yourself a favor. Do your child a favor. Start them on a strict regimen of sodas and other sugary carbonated beverages right now, for a lifetime of guaranteed happiness.
The Soda Pop Board of America
1515 W. Hart Ave – Chicago, IL
– Promotes Active Lifestyle!
– Boosts Personality!
– Gives body essential sugars!
You read that now and you think it’s the most absurd thing you’ve ever heard! Geesh, we can’t even give our kids watered down apple juice before bed without feeling like they need to go brush their teeth asap! But back in the 50’s, soda was under the health radar and very few people saw sugar as all that bad for you. It wasn’t permeating every shelf of our grocery stores back then.
It begs the question, if the Soda Pop Board of America was seen as well-intended when suggesting that we give sugar-laden cola to our infants back in the 50’s, what do you think the other well-intended food/pharma groups are trying to convince us of today that will make us look back in horror?
In fifty years from now, what advertisements will our children look at with disgust and disdain? Wondering to themselves, “what on earth were they thinking?!?!”…
Genetically modified crops being the science victory of our times? Even though farmers are being strong-armed into buying a monopolized seed that seems to get more and more expensive as they grow more and more dependent on it?
Parents being forced to vaccinate their 9-year-old girls against a venereal disease, despite the reported side effects and the fact that it’s one of the least threatening cancers in the world (only 1.5% of cancer cases in the US)?
Mike Adams, the hot-topic guru dubbed as “The Health Ranger”, says it best:
“If U.S. corporations could have their way, babies would be born with a cigarette in their mouth, a vaccine needle in their arm, Nike shoes on their feet, an iPod in their hands and a bag of Doritos tucked under one arm. Welcome to the world of unbridled advertising and consumerism, little guy!”