Soft Drinks (page 2)

Soda Taxes’ Last Stand in San Fran?

This year’s state legislative season has been brutal for the activists trying to put punitive taxes on sodas and other soft drinks. Despite some efforts to resurrect California…
Posted February 10, 2014 at 9:52 am

Hawaii Looks to Ban Soda

Proving that bad ideas are indeed a highly contagious epidemic, another jurisdiction is considering following the lead of New York City’s soda ban, which has been put on…
Posted January 21, 2014 at 1:41 pm

Sugar Prohibitionists Start Annual Campaigns

Just in time for most of America’s state legislatures to convene for their annual sessions, a British-led pressure group announced a campaign called “Action on Sugar” to pass…
Posted January 13, 2014 at 2:54 pm

Brits Go Nuts over Sugar

The front page of notorious U.K. tabloid the Daily Mail — so notable for hyping scares about everything from cancer to foreigners that somebody made a “…
Posted January 9, 2014 at 5:02 pm

Americans Haven’t “Caught” Nanny-State-itis

We’ve noted that bad ideas, like New York City’s for-now-enjoined ban on certain soft drinks, have a habit of expanding beyond their original territorial boundaries. To us, that’s an…
Posted December 31, 2013 at 10:57 am

Obesity Activists Fight Foreign Fat War

Led by Belgian UN Bureaucrat and holder of the title “Special Rapporteur for the Right to Food” Olivier De Schutter, activists are beginning to reshuffle some efforts to…
Posted December 12, 2013 at 11:42 am

UAE Emulates Bloomberg’s Soda Sheikh-Down

The undemocratic monarchical United Arab Emirates (UAE), a country of about 8 million people in the Persian Gulf, has decided that large soft drinks should be banned in…
Posted December 10, 2013 at 5:22 pm

Soda Taxers Fight Bad Polls with Junk Studies

Two items of interest this week for the thirsty: The Pew Research Center polling unit has released its latest findings on Americans’ view of obesity policy and politics,…
Posted November 14, 2013 at 1:37 pm

Ballot Issues Up for Grabs Tomorrow

It may not be a Presidential election year, but food activists’ demands on voters’ time and effort aren’t taking a year off. Fresh off three stinging defeats in…
Posted November 4, 2013 at 4:04 pm

The Nanny, Unleashed

On December 31, Michael Bloomberg will leave the mayoralty of New York City. Unfortunately, that probably won’t reduce the impact the meddlesome multibillionaire will try to have on Americans’…
Posted October 30, 2013 at 4:43 pm