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SNAP: the Other Corporate Subsidy in the Farm Bill?

Michele Simon | Posted 04.16.2012 | Home
Michele Simon

This week Congress begins hearings on the 2012 farm bill, the massive piece of legislation that gets updated about every five years and undergirds America's entire food supply.

Major Soft Drink Company To Cut Thousands Of Jobs

Reuters | Posted 04.10.2012 | Business

* Q4 adj EPS $1.15 tops Wall St view of $1.13/share * Targets incremental savings of $1.5 bln over 3 years ...

Can Soda Lead To Lung Disease?

The Huffington Post | Tara Kelly | Posted 02.08.2012 | Healthy Living

If obesity and heart disease haven't stopped you from over-consuming soda, the increased risk of developing a chronic breathing condition just might d...

Super Bowl Sunday and the Elixir of Fat

Joel Epstein | Posted 04.08.2012 | Healthy Living
Joel Epstein

This Super Bowl Sunday both on and off the field viewers watched the Giants and the Patriots. Between plays and at halftime, the off-the-field giants were Big Soda, with their ads for their elixir of obesity and diabetes.

5 Things Never To Feed Your Child

Kristin Kirkpatrick, M.S., R.D., L.D. | Posted 03.26.2012 | Parents
Kristin Kirkpatrick, M.S., R.D., L.D.

Today, I often get questions from parents regarding the healthiest foods to give their children. More often than not, they don't like my answers. Do you ever wonder about how the foods you're giving your child today may affect him or her tomorrow? Here are five to steer clear of.

Save Lives, Tax Soda

Maria Rodale | Posted 03.18.2012 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Wendy Gordon, pioneer in the green consumer movement Forty-five can be a sizeable number. Especially when it's the number of gal...

WATCH: Vending Machine WIN

Posted 01.02.2012 | Comedy

While waiting to catch the ferry at the British seaside town of Ryde, Isle of Wright, YouTuber JoannaEHarris91 and her friends noticed an incredible o...

Ben Quit Drinking Soda And Lost 170 Pounds

Posted 12.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Got a success story of your own? Send it to us at and you could be featured on the site! Name: Ben Dempsey Age:...

Coca-Cola Buys Half Of Middle East Beverage Company

AP | ADAM SCHRECK | Posted 02.13.2012 | Home

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — The Coca-Cola Co. is buying roughly half of Saudi Arabia's Aujan Industries for $980 million, pairing the U.S. sod...

WATCH: Car Powered On Soda, Candy Travels Over 200 Feet

AP | Posted 12.09.2011 | Home

BUCKFIELD, Maine -- The Maine guys known for creating colorful geysers from Diet Coke and Mentos candies say they've set a distance record for a vehic...

Top Secret Coke Formula On The Move

AP | HARRY R. WEBER | Posted 02.07.2012 | Home

ATLANTA — The Coca-Cola Co. has made its secret formula the centerpiece of a new exhibit at its corporate museum, ditching the confines of the b...

The Dorm Room Bar: Pumpkin Latte

Small Kitchen College | Posted 02.05.2012 | College
Small Kitchen College

You know it's the holiday season when Starbucks unveils their red holiday cups and pumpkin lattes. Instead of running out to the nearest coffee shop, let's make this pick-me-up ourselves.

Family Of Former Soda Executive Found Guilty Of Money Laundering

AP | Posted 11.30.2011 | Home

PITTSBURGH -- The wife and son of the former head of bankrupt soft drink maker Le-Nature's were found guilty Tuesday of laundering millions of dollars...

Flattening the Fizz on Kids, Excess Sugary Sodas

Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D. | Posted 01.28.2012 | Los Angeles
Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D.

Being overweight in childhood has become epidemic, and now is the most common medical condition of children. As New York City's anti-soda campaign asks, are kids "Pouring on the Pounds?"

Sugary Beverages and Their Bitter Effects

Eric Ding, Ph.D. | Posted 01.23.2012 | Healthy Living
Eric Ding, Ph.D.

I'm often asked the question, "What is the single most harmful food in our diet today?" The evidence is mounting that it is the excess consumption of sugary beverages in our diet.

Thanksgiving Conversation Starter: Is It Time to Ban Soda Ads on Prime Time Television?

Laurie David | Posted 01.23.2012 | Home
Laurie David

Corporations are no longer allowed to advertise cigarettes on TV due to the potential impact it could have on our kids. When it comes to hard liquor, the government didn't ban it, the companies did it voluntarily. So, isn't it sugary sodas' turn?

Find Out The Best-Tasting Natural Soda

Kitchen Daily | Posted 08.31.2012 | Taste

America's health-conscious crusade against soda has made it crystal clear that we're not supposed to drink the stuff -- it's bad for us, period. But...

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...