Sodas are little more than flavored sugar-water and cost practically nothing to produce or buy, yet have turned their makers—principally Coca-Cola and PepsiCo—into a multibillion-dollar industry with global recognition, distribution, and political power. So well established to contribute to poor dental hygiene, higher calorie intake, obesity, and type-2 diabetes that the first line of defense against any of these conditions is to simply stop drinking sodas. How did such products become multibillion dollar industries and international brand icons? In Soda Politics, which won the 2016 James Beard Award for Writing & Literature and the International Association of Culinary Professionals Jane Grigson award for distinguished scholarship, Marion Nestle answers this question by detailing all of the ways that the soft drink industry works overtime to make drinking soda as common and accepted as drinking water. Nestle, a renowned food and nutrition policy expert and public health advocate, shows how sodas are principally miracles of advertising. And once they have stimulated that demand, they leave no stone unturned to protect profits. But Soda Politics does more than just diagnose a problem–it encourages readers to help find solutions. Health advocacy campaigns are now the single greatest threat to soda companies’ profits. Soda Politics provides readers with tools to counter Big Soda in order to build healthier and more sustainable food systems.