Sugar-Sweetened Beverages

San Francisco recently passed legislation on sugar-sweetened beverage advertising

'The First Amendment forbids the government from compelling private speakers to express the government’s views:' ABA

Soda industry sues San Francisco over sugary drink warnings

By Rachel Arthur

The American Beverage Association (ABA) is suing San Francisco over mandatory warning labels on soda advertisements, saying the rules violate the First Amendment. 

California soda warning bill dies in committee

California soda warning bill dies in committee

By Elaine Watson

A bill proposing warning labels on sugar-sweetened beverages that would alert shoppers in California to the risk of diabetes, obesity, and tooth decay, has died in the committee stage.

Supporters of the Berkeley ballot insist the tax could help fund $54m worth of nutrition, physical activity and health programs (Image: Miran Rijavec/Flickr)

GOLDEN STATE ROW ESCALATES AS NOVEMBER 4 BALLOTS APPROACH

PepsiCo’s Indra Nooyi slams ‘discriminatory’ soda tax proposals

By Ben BOUCKLEY

PepsiCo CEO Indra Nooyi has attacked November ballots in San Francisco and Berkeley that will ask city residents to approve increased taxes on sugar-sweetened beverages and sweeteners used to sweeten such drinks.

Don’t tax my soda! Study shows consumers put choice first

By Maggie Hennessy

First Lady Michelle Obama has called it “liquid sugar” and the World Health Organization warns that much of our sugar intake is “hidden” in processed food and beverages such as soda (a 12-ounce can contains 10 teaspoons). As public health officials continue...

ABA slams sugar-sweetened beverage obesity studies

ABA slams sugar-sweetened beverage obesity studies

By Mark Astley

The American Beverage Association (ABA) has slammed a series of studies that link sugar-sweetened beverage consumption and obesity, accusing them of doing “nothing meaningful” to help address the issue.

Downsize me: Will NYC-style portion curbs help battle the bulge?

Downsize me: Will NYC-style portion curbs help battle the bulge?

By Elaine WATSON

The row over Mayor Bloomberg’s controversial plan to curb sales of super-size sodas in New York City has intensified with the publication of new research debating the role that sugary drinks play in the nation’s expanding waistline.

Most Americans oppose soda tax, survey suggests

Most Americans oppose soda tax, survey suggests

By Caroline Scott-Thomas

Most Americans do not support taxes on sugar-sweetened drinks, according to the results of a new survey published in the journal Public Health Nutrition.

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