Soft Drinks

Lawmakers Repeal, Reject Soda Taxes

For years the self-anointed “food police” have yearned to use the tax code to influence what Americans eat and drink. They’ve shopped a form of nanny state around to states…
Posted October 18, 2017 at 11:42 am

Anti-Sugar Activists Don’t “Win Forever”

In a victory for consumer choice and basic common sense, Maryland’s Howard County Executive, Allan Kittleman, signed an executive order yesterday repealing the county’s ban on sugar-sweetened drinks. The…
Posted December 9, 2014 at 5:09 pm

Misleading Exercise Labels Back on Activist Agenda

The food police are back on the prowl thanks to a recent study from the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health (yes, that Bloomberg). The study…
Posted October 24, 2014 at 11:55 am

Cup of Joe, or Cup of Death?

Estimates suggest 85% of Americans old enough to eat solid food consume at least one caffeinated beverage any given day. That hasn’t stopped activists from opening a scare…
Posted August 21, 2014 at 9:40 am

Katie Couric: Drug Dealer?

Today is the day the nation’s food police have been waiting for: the day Fed Up, a film calling for government control over…
Posted May 9, 2014 at 8:14 am

California Soda Scolds Push Unnecessary Warnings

California anti-soda warriors are at it again. Following numerous failed attempts in recent years to tax and ban soda in in the Golden State, regulators are falling back…
Posted April 15, 2014 at 11:25 am

Will Federal Labeling Requirements Spur New Taxes?

The Obama administration’s hunger for big government may be insatiable, because now it wants to limit our own appetite. Having taken control of healthcare, it is setting the stage…
Posted March 6, 2014 at 9:56 am

Activist Poll Misleads California

Californians awoke to a surprising poll this morning: The Field Poll reports that over 70 percent of the state’s voters back the harebrained proposal to place warning labels…
Posted February 20, 2014 at 2:47 pm

Kiwis Convene to Plan Soda Prohibition

We periodically flog the people who want to place onerous taxes and regulations as prohibitionists who know better than to state their far-reaching aims—except when they do…
Posted February 19, 2014 at 2:24 pm

Activists Assault Soft Drinks with Biased Studies, Needless Warnings

With soda taxes proving to be widely unpopular, activists are looking at new strategies to drive up regulations on Americans’ chosen beverages. Today, National Journal reports on…
Posted February 14, 2014 at 5:06 pm