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Soda tax is high on the political agenda. Proponents argue that tax is an effective tool in the fight against obesity while industry insists that it would punish ordinary consumers and fail to deliver public health benefits.

UK political party rules out sugar or fat tax, but takes aim at advergames

The UK Labour party will has ruled out the possibility of taxes on sugar or fat, but will take aim at marketing to children and online advergames, says shadow Public...

Suggested licensing of US soft drink retailers 'misguided and extreme': ABA

The American Beverage Association (ABA) has dismissed a fresh set of strategies aimed at reducing the consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs), branding them "misguided and extreme."

'Shocking' and 'unnecessary' levels of sugar in UK carbonated soft drinks

Four out of five fizzy drinks on the UK market contain the equivalent to, or more than, the WHO recommended daily maximum for sugar intake, according to new data.

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Analyst ‘increasingly concerned’ at Coke’s ability to realize 2020 vision

US beverage analyst Bonnie Herzog says she is ‘increasingly concerned’ about The Coca-Cola Company’s ability to reach its 2020 vision due to a US soda slowdown and global instability.

Dutch data suggests soda taxes can reduce consumption without side effects

Increasing taxes on sugar sweetened beverages such as carbonated sodas even modestly could decrease consumption, without driving shoppers to other unhealthy foods, according to new RCT data.

French parliamentary report pushes 'fast-food' tax

A French senatorial report has proposed a 'junk-food' tax on products that are linked to heart disease - with the report taking particular aim at soft drinks, which currently benefit...

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One week to go: FoodNavigator’s Sugar Debate separates the fact from the fiction

Sugar has been linked to everything from heart disease to obesity and cancers in recent months. But is it as bad as all that? Our free-to-attend debate aims to tackle...

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How does sugar affect health? Find out at FoodNavigator’s Sugar Debate: Separating Fact from Fiction

Sugar – at least in excess – has been blamed for everything from heart disease to obesity and cancers in recent months. But is it as bad as all that?

Cut and reduce sugar in drinks, don’t tax them, say NZ adults

Most adult New Zealanders prefer to reduce the amount of sugar in drinks and also their size to imposing a sugar tax to deter their demand, a new survey has...

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A recent Museum of Food and Drink round table debated the merits and shortfalls of the large soda ban.

Delving into Bloomberg’s proposed cap on super-size soda

Earlier this month, New York City’s Museum of Food and Drink hosted a panel discussion at New York City’s CUNY School of Public Health examining New York City Mayor Michael...

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Taxing sugary drinks could reduce UK obesity, claim researchers

A 20% tax on sugary soft drinks could reduce the prevalence of obesity in the UK by 1.3%, according to a study published in the British Medical Journal.

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Sugar tax ‘best option’ to limit escalating health problems, says Credit Suisse

A sugar tax is the best way to combat excess sugar consumption which doctors agree is partly to blame for growing global obesity and diabetes rates, according to a report...

Denmark to scrap decades-old soft drink tax

Denmark has announced that it will abolish its soft drink tax as part of a raft of measures intended to create jobs and boost the economy.

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Soft drinks stall in France as consumers trade down: Canadean

The French soft drinks industry has been hit hard by the government’s introduction of a tax on sugar-sweetened drinks, according to market research firm Canadean, with consumers trading down to...

Coca-Cola Enterprises defends ‘French way’ after fierce Titan attack

Coca-Cola Enterprises has ridden to the rescue of French industrial recovery minister Arnaud Montebourg following his spat with the CEO of US tyre firm Titan International, who claimed that Goodyear’s...

UK report urges tax on sugary drinks to improve children’s health

The UK government should consider taxing unhealthy foods and sugary drinks in an effort to improve children’s health and combat diet-related illness, according to a new report from food and...

Coke CEO Muhtar Kent: ‘No I don’t use Facebook, but 57m fans make me proud’

Coke CEO Muhtar Kent admits he doesn’t use Facebook, but is ‘really proud’ that his company has surpassed the 57m fan mark on Facebook.

'Bad science' on soft drinks a fact of life: Coca-Cola Enterprises CEO

Coca-Cola Enterprises (CCE) CEO John Brock has taken a sideswipe at detractors of soft drink ingredients who he claims base negative comments on ‘bad science or no science’.

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Mid-calorie carbonates won’t check US soda fall – BMC predicts

Beverage Marketing Corporation (BMC), data and research group head, Gary Hemphill, does not think mid-calorie CSDs like Dr. Pepper TEN and Pepsi NEXT can restore the overall category’s ailing fortunes....

Coca-Cola Enterprises admits lost GB market share

Coca-Cola Enterprises (CCE) admits that it lost volume and value share in Great Britain in H1 2012 due to promotional activity from rivals, but insists it regained ground over the...

Are soda industry CSR campaigns bad for public health?

Expensive and elaborate CSR campaigns used by the soda industry, focused on consumers rather than on the corporation, echo tactics employed by big tobacco firms, argue experts.