“America has one wizarding school.” JKR, please. America spans nine time zones and we can’t even agree on whether there should be sugar in tea or what we should call those beverages made from carbonated flavored water.
Water has finally become more popular
in the US than soda for the first time in
2 decades. In 1998, Americans were
drinking a yearly average of 54 gallons
of soda compared to 42 gallons of water.
By 2013, the average was 44 gallons of
soda vs 58 gallons of water, and soda
consumption has been in decline
every year since. SourceSource 2
Kellogg’s spent $32 million last year in advertising Pop Tarts alone. Coca-Cola spent $269 million advertising its flagship product (Coca-Cola). Pepsi spent $150 million just to advertise the brightly colored sugar-water that is Gatorade. It’s the sugar water for people who do sports. These are numbers that Marion Nestle, professor of nutrition, food studies, and public health, highlighted in a lecture at New York University on Thursday night. ‘Think about what that money could do for education, for social welfare,’ Nestle implored. 'But that money is spent getting people to buy sugar.’