Will Brits Give Up Soda After Jamie Oliver’s Rotten Teeth–Pulling Stunt?

By Liz Dwyer
Liz Dwyer
Liz Dwyer
September 8, 2015 Updated: September 8, 2015

As seen in the clip above, chef Jamie Oliver heads to Saint George’s Hospital in London, where he watches a six-year-old named Mario, who has an affinity for drinking soda, get six teeth pulled. In July, health officials in Britain warned that tooth decay in children had become a crisis, with 26,000 five- to nine-year-olds being admitted annually because of rotting teeth.

Only 100,000 signatures on a petition are needed to spark a debate in the British parliament, and more than 88,000 people have signed Oliver’s—so it looks like U.K. politicians will soon get to argue over the root cause of rotting teeth in kids.

This article was originally published on www.takepart.com, Sep 4, 2015. Read the complete article here.