Durbin on crusade against energy drinks, Congress grills company executivesSubmitted by i_am_free on Thu, 08/01/2013 - 09:25
Is this really the most important topic they have to discuss? Give me a break.
And on Wednesday senior executives from Monster Beverage, Red Bull and Rockstar appeared before the U.S. Senate's Commerce Committee.
“These cans are sold in convenience stores right next to the Gatorade and soft drinks. But just one of these cans contains the same amount of caffeine as almost seven cans of soda,” said Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Illinois).
The companies responded that their ads are not targeted to children. But, they do sponsor extreme sports competitions, and they are active on social media.