Here's a video by Dr. Yoni Freedhoff. I love it, he says that he does not blame the food industry, he blames us. We have the choice to say no to the food industry, their misinformation, and their obligations to their shareholders. I have to agree with him. We know what's in our food or we can find out, and we have the obligation to stand up and change the rules. 

I don't eat processed foods anymore, I don't drink soda, I don't use sugar alternatives (Aspartame, Acesulfame Potassium, Cyclamate, Neotame, Saccharin, Sucralose), I've limited my gluten intake, I eat real fruits and vegetables, I use Agave, local honey, and Stevia sweeteners, the list goes on. I have chosen to take my health into my own hands, and I won't lie, it was hard at first, but you have to make a decision because no company is going to make that decision for you.  In fact, most (there are some that genuinely care and take action) companies will do anything they can get away with, but if you give them no option, if you stop supporting them, they must change.

Oh, and you might not know this, but diet drinks (that contain the 6 sugar alternatives above) are awful for you.  Just do a little research, enlighten yourself, and then make a choice.  Ultimately the choice is yours.