Soft Drinks (page 10)

Do Two California Cities Determine the Fate of Beverage Freedom?

The analogy that soda is to obesity as tobacco is to tobacco-related illnesses is a one that is as overused as it is false. Tobacco is the undisputed…
Posted October 10, 2012 at 4:00 pm

Don’t Always Look on the Dark Side of Food Advances

The Wall Street Journal provided a breath of fresh air yesterday for those of us optimistic about the future of food technology. A columnist noted a recent, scientifically…
Posted October 9, 2012 at 4:05 pm

Quote of the Week: New York Wakes Prohibition’s Ghosts

We’ve compared New York City’s recently enacted ban on large soft drinks in restaurants with the disastrous “Noble Experiment” of alcohol prohibition in the early 20th century,…
Posted October 4, 2012 at 4:28 pm

A Battle Cry Against the Wrong Enemy

“Call it Bloomberg’s War,” orders the Buffalo News. “It’s all those liquid sugar bombs Americans have been consuming,” proclaims the News Tribune. What has prompted such unreasonable hyperbole?…
Posted October 1, 2012 at 4:40 pm

Memo to Activists: A Brown Liquid Is Not A Green Leaf

We’ve been counting the ways that New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg’s soda ban is a bad idea for slowing obesity. Let’s add another one. Dr. David…
Posted September 14, 2012 at 2:26 pm

New York Health Bureaucrats Ban Big Sodas

Today, the New York City Board of Health defied the will of a majority of New Yorkers and set sodas over 16 ounces on the path to extinction…
Posted September 13, 2012 at 3:01 pm

New York Says Take Your Medicine

A few weeks ago we pointed out the conceit of New York City health commissioner Thomas Farley, who called every single New Yorker “my patient.” The implications…
Posted August 30, 2012 at 3:37 pm

New Yorkers Say No

The bureaucrats may have decided to affirm (or expand) New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s portion-size prohibition for restaurant, stadium, movie theater, and food cart sodas…
Posted August 17, 2012 at 4:01 pm

Kids Say ‘Bottoms-Up’ to Diet Soda, Food Nannies Seize Up

Think kids are making a wise beverage choice by opting for diet sodas? We’d say parents should decide, but that won’t stop fun sponges from scaring us and speculating about…
Posted August 16, 2012 at 12:45 pm

Quote of the Week: Broke Municipalities “Scam” Californians

The new (old) trend out of California is the reviled soda tax, which will appear as a referendum on the ballots of two cities, Richmond…
Posted August 6, 2012 at 3:46 pm