The alarmists at the the non-profit Center for Science in the Public Interest — a group with a long history of hysterical rhetoric regarding food ingredients — are at it again.

Their latest crusade is to push for stronger regulations on sugary sodas, like original Coke and Pepsi. Here is an actual quote from the latest press release on their website:

“As currently formulated, Coke, Pepsi, and other sugar-based drinks are unsafe for regular human consumption,” said CSPI executive director Michael F. Jacobson. “Like a slow-acting but ruthlessly efficient bioweapon, sugar drinks cause obesity, diabetes, and heart disease. The FDA should require the beverage industry to re-engineer their sugary products over several years, making them safer for people to consume, and less conducive to disease.”

“Unsafe for human consumption”? Oh, come on. Yes, they aren’t the best things for you waistline, but that is just ridiculous.

Hat Tip: Baylen Linnekin of the free market group Keep Food Legal.