14. The side effects of genetically modified corn are unknown
Most sodas produced in the USA use high fructose corn syrup instead of cane sugar, as it’s a much cheaper ingredient.
And while there’s no solid proof that high fructose corn syrup is any worse for you than cane sugar, something we can all agree to be worried about is the fact that almost 90 percent of corn grown in the US is genetically modified to resist pesticides.
There’s still a lot of mystery surrounding whether or not genetically modified crops cause negative side effects, but there have been studies linking consumption to infertility, tumor growth, and damage to the digestive tract.
The scientific community has not reached a collective conclusion on this, but the question is still, why would you want to risk it?