The good people at Slate put together this map of worldwide soda consumption. I’m sure you’re shocked, shocked (dating myself here) to discover there’s soda consumption going on in this country — 170 liters per person last year. Mouse over the map to see how other countries are doing …

… or view a larger map here.

Grist points out that China has four times as many people as the U.S., yet we buy 19 times as much soda.

Here’s a Tough One: What Country Buys the Most Soda? 16 July,2012Lisa Aliferis


Lisa Aliferis

Lisa Aliferis is the founding editor of KQED’s State of Health blog. Since 2011, she’s been writing and editing stories for the site. Before taking up blogging, she toiled for many years (more than we can count) producing health stories for television, including Dateline NBC and San Francisco’s CBS affiliate, KPIX-TV. She also wrote up a handy guide to the Affordable Care Act, especially for Californians. Her work has been honored for many awards. Most recently she was a finalist for “Best Topical Reporting” from the Online News Association. You can follow her on Twitter: @laliferis

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