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Trick or Treat! Scary Things Beverage Companies Do to Trick You and Your Kids

Marlene Schwartz, Ph.D. | Posted 12.31.2011 | Healthy Living
Marlene Schwartz, Ph.D.

The candy on Halloween isn't nearly as big a source of added sugar as the sugary drinks. The biggest source of added sugar comes from beverages, and for teens, sugary drinks are the No. 1 source of calories.

A Taste of Change: Why Getting a Slice of the Beverage Business Isn't so Crazy After All

Porter Gale | Posted 12.05.2011 | Small Business
Porter Gale

Here was a woman in her kitchen, with no experience in the beverage category, and she decided to do what was seemingly impossible. The task? She was going to get a slice of the beverage industry.

15 Sodas You Might Not Know About

The Daily Meal | Posted 11.28.2011 | Home
The Daily Meal

The soda industry has not been much of a media darling as of late -- what with our nation's ongoing battle with obesity, and the rising popularity of...

Coca-Cola To Invest $3 Billion In Russia

AP | Posted 11.26.2011 | Home

NEW YORK -- Coca-Cola Co. and Coca-Cola Hellenic Bottling Company SA, plan to invest $3 billion in Russia over the next five years as part of an ongoi...

5 Foods to Stop Eating Today

Organic | Posted 11.18.2011 | Home

We can talk about "eating in moderation," but if what we're eating in moderation consists of nothing more than processed, bleached, preserved and sugared ingredients, we might as well just call it what it is: gradual toxic food poisoning.

Coca-Cola Halts Investment In France To Protest New “Soda Tax”

Worldcrunch | Posted 11.08.2011 | World

PARIS - Coca-Cola has suspended a planned €17 million ($24 million) investment in France as a "symbolic protest" against a French government plan to...

The French Soda Tax, a Fizzling Measure

Valerie Orsoni | Posted 11.06.2011 | World
Valerie Orsoni

Higher tax on soft drinks is one of the most unexpected measures for the French budget deficit austerity plan published last week. The objective seems...

10 Best Classic Ice Cream Parlors

The Daily Meal | Posted 11.07.2011 | Home
The Daily Meal

Shops specializing in frozen treats can be found in a wide variety of forms these days. There's the resurgent fro-yo trend that's spreading through m...

Catherine Pearson

New Data On Sugar Drink Consumption: How Do You Stack Up? | Catherine Pearson | Posted 10.31.2011 | Healthy Living

The newest data on Americans’ consumption of sugary drinks is out, and it isn't great. According to the Centers for Disease Control, half of the...

WATCH: Coke Around The World

Posted 11.30.2011 | Home

Duane Perara was about to turn 30 and needed a life change. So he decided to travel around the world. In each place he visited (48 different cities ac...

The Case For Taxing Soda And Subsidizing Produce | by MARK BITTMAN | Posted 09.24.2011 | Home

What will it take to get Americans to change our eating habits? The need is indisputable, since heart disease, diabetes and cancer are all in large pa...

WATCH: The Splendiferous Barfing Cup

Posted 09.24.2011 | Comedy

YouTuber eriktheoz uploaded this video of a "special" craft he made using a Styrofoam cup, a pen and a soda fountain with "the result of ultimate bore...

Soda Makers Fight Back Against Public Obesity Campaigns

Posted 09.19.2011 | Home

U.S. public awareness campaigns about sugary soft drinks are under legal attack by beverage makers, which have sued New York City's health depart...

NYC's SNAP Sugary Beverage Ban Is the Right Idea

Geoffrey Canada | Posted 09.14.2011 | New York
Geoffrey Canada

NY's proposal for a two-year pilot project to remove sugar-sweetened beverages from allowable food stamp benefits is based not only on evidence linking them to obesity, but also the fact that they have absolutely no nutritional value.

No More Chocolate Milk Or Wonder Bread In The School Cafeteria?

Posted 09.13.2011 | Education

Candy, soda, french fries and even chocolate milk will now be banned from sale at Massachusetts public schools, as the Public Health Council begins im...

Teen Girl Dies At Sleepover After Sipping Spiked Soda

AP | TERRY COLLINS | Posted 09.10.2011 | Crime

SAN FRANCISCO — Alcohol was a likely factor in the death of a 14-year-old Northern California girl after she and three friends apparently drank ...

Why Pepsi's CEO Should Continue Speaking Out

Judith Samuelson | Posted 09.06.2011 | Business
Judith Samuelson

If I could give an award for the most bewildering headline in recent months, it would be the WSJ story about Pepsi and the shrinking cola market. Let me get this straight. PepsiCo is criticized for focusing on healthy foods?

7 Ways to Eat Your Drink This Weekend

Imbibe | Posted 08.31.2011 | Home

Ready for the 4th of July festivities? Still looking for some good food and drink ideas? Why not combine the two? From cream soda corn dogs to bourbon...

BEWARE: Liquid Calories That Add Up

Carrie Wiatt, M.S. | Posted 08.30.2011 | Healthy Living
Carrie Wiatt, M.S.

Ditching that regular soda and switching to a diet version may not be the perfect fix-it healthy solution. Research shows that both versions may lead to disease.

By The Numbers: What Americans Drink In A Year

Posted 08.27.2011 | Home

AdAge recently reported on American per capita beverage consumption for 2010. Perhaps it comes as no surprise that carbonated soft drinks are the most...

Junk Food Companies Pay Scientists To Fudge Nutrition Research

Posted 08.23.2011 | Home

Yet another major long-term study, this one published in the New England Journal of Medicine, has conclusively demonstrated the link between weight ga...

Pepsi's Social Vending Machine

Posted 07.06.2011 | Home

Vending machines just got a whole lot more complicated, thanks to Pepsi's new Social Vending System. In addition to regular, old-fashioned soda vendin...

Kosher Coke Is Almost the Real Thing

Mark Strausman | Posted 06.19.2011 | Home
Mark Strausman

I would feel special that Coke would make a special beverage just for my people, but unfortunately this all comes down to money.

Boston Bans Sodas On City Property

Slashfood | Clare Leschin | Posted 06.12.2011 | Home

Boston's long-time mayor, Thomas M. Menino just made quenching the thirst of city-workers that much harder. According to The Boston Globe, Menino issu...

Longing for CicLAvia

Joel Epstein | Posted 06.06.2011 | Los Angeles
Joel Epstein

CicLAvia is certainly about giving Angelenos a break from the stress of car traffic. But it is also a new way of thinking about how we engage with our city, and how we exercise in LA.