Soft Drinks

Soda Taxes Fizzle Out in Washington State

In the UK, the government is looking to dictate the number of calories that supermarkets can offer in prepared food. But here in the states, voters think the…
Posted November 9, 2018 at 9:56 am

Small Victory for Soda Lovers in California

California isn’t exactly known for sound policy, so when good news comes out of the Golden State, we pay attention. Last month, California passed a measure…
Posted July 17, 2018 at 9:05 am

Seattle Residents Flee City’s Soda Tax

Seattle residents are running to the hills to get away from the cities new soda tax. On January 1, the city put a 1.75 cent per ounce tax on sugar-sweetened…
Posted January 31, 2018 at 3:44 pm

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