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Sugary Drinks And Your Risk Of Disease

Tim Harlan, M.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Tim Harlan, M.D.

The research is more and more clear that sugar sweetened beverages cause health problems.

Soda, Surplus, and Food Stamps: A Short History

Daniel Bowman Simon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Daniel Bowman Simon

Lately there has been a lot of hoopla in the Big Apple about the federal food stamp program, now officially known by the snappy acronym SNAP (the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program). Everybody, it seems, has an opinion.

NY May Ban Sugary Drinks From Food Stamp Buys

AP | SARA KUGLER FRAZIER | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

NEW YORK — Using food stamps to buy sodas, teas, sports drinks and other sugar-sweetened beverages would not be allowed in New York City under a...

Starbucks New Green Coffee -- Destined for Beverage Hall of Shame?

The Stir | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
The Stir

Starbucks is almost ready to release its newest coffee drink, the "Refresher." And this time you won't even recognize it as coffee.

Why Fanta Is So Popular Abroad

Slate Magazine | Brian Palmer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Kenyans headed to the polls Wednesday to approve a new constitution. Some feared a repeat of the tumultuous 2007 election, when more than 1,000 people...

Calories and Health Care Reform?

Danielle Ofri, MD, PhD | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Danielle Ofri, MD, PhD

Counting calories as part of health care reform--who knew? But apparently it's there on page 455. There will now be a national effort at posting calorie counts in chain restaurants.

Pepsi Will Remove High-Calorie Sodas from Schools by 20

walletpop.com | Sarah CoffeyMar 17th 2010 at 6:00AM | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

PepsiCo, the world's No. 2 soft-drink maker, says it is removing its full-calorie sweetened drinks from schools in more than 200 countries by 2012. Th...

Pepsi Outdoes Coca-Cola, Plans To Stop Selling Sugary Drinks In Schools Worldwide

AP | EMILY FREDRIX | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

NEW YORK — PepsiCo plans to remove sugary drinks from schools worldwide, following the success of programs in the U.S. aimed at cutting down on ...

Coca-Cola Gets Small with Precious Packaging

Val Brown | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Val Brown

As a brand marketer, I appreciate Coke's newest effort to stand out in the highly competitive beverage sector. These mini bottles and cans are a very good move.

Costco Stops Carrying Coke Products

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

PORTLAND, Ore. — Costco says it is no longer carrying Coca-Cola products in its stores nationwide due to a pricing dispute with the beverage mak...

Food Lobby Mobilizes, As Soda Tax Bubbles Up

HuffPost Investigative Fund | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

By Christine Spolar, Huffington Post Investigative Fund and Joseph Eaton, Staff Writer, Center for Public Integrity Washington lobbyists have been en...

Coca-Cola CEO: We Didn't Make America Fat

Wall Street Journal | MUHTAR KENT | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Obesity is a complex issue, and addressing it is important for all Americans. We at the Coca-Cola company are committed to working with government and...

Health Dept. Launches New Gross-Out Ads (PHOTOS)

Huffington Post | David Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

New York wants to know if you're "pouring on the pounds." On Monday, the Health Department rolled out their new ad campaign targeting liquid calori...

Hey Mr. President, Food Can Be Your Down Payment on Health Care Reform, Remember?

Jerusha Klemperer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jerusha Klemperer

Obama has been all over the place this past week putting forth his health care plan and I haven't heard one word about how food could save this country tons of money, while saving lives.

Solutions, Not Soundbites

Susan K. Neely | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Susan K. Neely

A soft drink tax won't reduce childhood obesity and distracts from meaningful solutions. There are better initiatives to tackle obesity, such as teaching our children how to consume a balanced diet.

India: Cow Urine Soft Drink, Gau Jal, To Be Launched As Coke Alternative

Huffington Post | Jessica Gusman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

India's Hindu nationalist movement is working on creating a new soft drink to rival Coca-Cola and Pepsi. The main ingredient? Cow urine. The Time...

Coca-Cola CEO Isdell To Step Down

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Coca-Cola Co. said Thursday that Neville Isdell will step down as chief executive of the world's biggest soft drink maker on July 1, and will be succe...