Soft Drinks (page 5)

New York’s Anti-Scientific Campaign Rolls On

New Yorkers riding public transportation will see new gross-out advertisements from New York City’s Department of Health and Mental Hygiene — the same entity tasked with imposing a…
Posted June 4, 2013 at 3:53 pm

Food Companies Beat Soda Tax in Calorie Cut Challenge

Readers of The Washington Post were greeted with a full-page announcement by the Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation that the companies participating had achieved their goal of reducing the…
Posted May 30, 2013 at 4:06 pm

Another Soda Tax Bites the Dust

With state legislative seasons wrapping up and official deadlines approaching, activists placed their hopes to end beverage freedom on a California soda tax proposal. Now, legislators have placed…
Posted May 24, 2013 at 10:55 am

No Rest for California Soda Freedom Advocates

Yesterday, a California Senate Committee heard testimony on a proposal, Senate Bill 622, to place a $1.28 per-gallon tax on soft drinks in the state. (If that doesn’t…
Posted May 21, 2013 at 4:19 pm

Morning “Food Addiction” Freakouts, Brought to You by Starbucks

When the New York City soda ban was announced, among its most fervent partisans was MSNBC host Mika Brzezinski. She notably threw a fit when Judge Milton Tingling…
Posted May 10, 2013 at 4:10 pm

Scolds Demand Federal Slush Fund for Food Fights

In today’s POLITICO (the daily newspaper for the professional political set) Marion Nestle and two fellow “preventive medicine” — the P.R.-approved name for food police — researchers…
Posted May 3, 2013 at 2:52 pm

Sugars Consumption Declines, Scolds Still Unhappy

As regular readers know, sugar scolding—whether it’s calling the sweet stuff “the most destructive force in the universe” or demanding that sodas as we know them be…
Posted May 1, 2013 at 5:10 pm

Soda Scolds Blunder Down Regulation Road

As California considers a punitive soft drink tax and a ban-anything-food-scolds-don’t-like law, would-be dinner dictators feel high on the hog. So as they promised in a journal…
Posted April 29, 2013 at 5:01 pm

California Food Police Rise Again

In California — the land of dubious ballot initiatives, prohibitionist stealth taxes, and 9.4 percent unemployment — a legislative committee has chosen to ignore the…
Posted April 26, 2013 at 12:08 pm

Soda Tax Revulsion Leads to Danish Repeal

German newsmagazine Der Speigel reports that Denmark plans to repeal its tax on sodas starting this year. The small European nation enacted and subsequently repealed a separate…
Posted April 25, 2013 at 1:52 pm