Did you think the sugar industry would take the latest NY soda regulations lightly? Hardly. Among other things they placed this ad in yesterday’s New York Times. I edited it somewhat for clarity, in red:
Did you notice something funny about their arguments?
They don’t even try to argue that sugar is ok for your weight. Instead they argue that as there’s even more massive amounts of sugar added to “food” (e.g. candy) in America, soda is not a problem. Not very clever I think.
Of course, cherry-picking statistics can be done in different ways: