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Let's focus on real food with genuine nutritional value

The article in the Pioneer about the Voyageurs School project and the Food Shelf was disturbing at best. A few serious questions come to mind:

- When did soda pop arise to the stature of food?

- Why are full soda cans and packaging going to the landfill?

- What happened to recycling?

- Why is Coca-Cola Corporation given a tax break for contributing to the obesity problem?

A little research revealed that it costs Coca-Cola around 20 cents to produce and deliver a can of coke. If a 12 pack of 12-ounce cans weighs more than 8 pounds, then the tax credit of $1 a pound comes to $8 for a 12 pack of pop, and they don't have to haul it to the landfill. Pretty sweet deal for Coke.

The students at Voyageurs School should be commended for their community spirit and effort. I would wish that their efforts would be used for real food with genuine nutritional value.

Jeffrey Sawyer