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Op-Ed: North Charleston man facing federal charges over $.89 refill

North Charleston - A North Charleston man is now facing federal charges over an $0.89 drink refill. Christopher Lewis says he was not aware that refills at the VA Medical Center in North Charleston were not free.
In the Media by Eliana Robinson - 1 comment

A single can of pop per day exceeds the WHO sugar guidelines

Consumption of a single can of pop per day exceeds the WHO sugar guidelines for an adult. According to the BC Dairy Association (BCDA), other drink alternatives should be considered.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 4 comments

Ranch Dressing, Buffalo Wing, and Bacon Flavored Sodas

Lester's Fixins has developed some very unconventional flavors of soda. Their sodas include Ranch dressing, Bacon, Buffalo Wing, and Sweet Corn.
In the Media by Natalie Walker - 3 comments

NYC soda ban overturned, then appealed

New York - For months, Mayor Michael Bloomberg tried to limit the size of sodas that are sold within the boundaries of New York City. Just one day before the ban was to take effect, Justice Milton Tingling halted what was to take place.
In the Media by Richard A. Heaton - 2 comments

Op-Ed: Take this butter, soda and sugar from my cold, dead hands

Toronto - Perhaps it's the libertarian in me, but I am just about sick and tired with government issuing bans, prohibitions and mandates. Whether it's my neighbours to the south or in the igloos of the north, politicians want to tell me how to live.
In the Media by Andrew Moran - 13 comments

Mississippi legislature passes bipartisan 'anti-Bloomberg bill'

Jackson - In response to New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg's attempt to prohibit large sugary beverages, Mississippi lawmakers passed bipartisan legislation that allows consumers to make the choice whether or not to consume unhealthy food items.
In the Media by Andrew Moran

Report: Tax sugary soft drinks to save lives

A new report urges the British government to levy a tax on sugar laden soft drinks in the 2013 budget, to raise £1 billion to pay for free school meals and promote healthier eating amongst children.
In the Media by Katerina Nikolas

Coca-Cola defends drinks in new ad, points to low calorie options

A new ad from Coca-Cola is defending itself against criticisms and promoting its low sugar and sugar free beverages as ways to combat obesity. The ads are being launched this week.
In the Media by Leigh Goessl - 2 comments

'Fat blocking' Pepsi launches in Japan

A new Pepsi drink, called 'Pepsi Special,' is now available in Japan, claiming to contain a special 'fat blocking' ingredient to assist with weight loss.
In the Media by Alexandra Christopoulos

Woman torches vending machine after it takes her money

New Bern - A North Carolina woman has admitted she intentionally lit a soda vending machine at a grocery store on fire after it kept her money.
In the Media by Leigh Goessl - 2 comments

New soda vending machines to display calorie info

In response to growing criticism of 'sugary drinks', several companies in the soda industry will be posting calorie content and other nutritional information on vending machines in the near future.
In the Media by Leigh Goessl - 5 comments

N.Y.C. Board of Health approves supersize sugary drink ban

New York - The New York City Board of Health approved a controversial motion today to ban large-sized sugary drinks in restaurants, movie theatres and other public venues.
In the Media by Leigh Goessl - 10 comments

Filipino lawmaker aims to limit soda drink sizes

As Filipinos suffer the effects of floods caused by torrential rains across their country, a lawmaker there has raised another problem: he wants pass a bill that aims to limit the size of soda drinks.
In the Media by Paul Iddon - 1 comment

'Mouse in Mountain Dew' lawsuit is settled out of court

Madison - A lawsuit against PepsiCo over an alleged mouse in a can of Mountain Dew has been settled for an undisclosed sum of money.
In the Media by Leigh Goessl - 3 comments

American Medical Association votes on taxing sugary drinks

Chicago - The American Medical Association has voted in favour of a policy that promotes taxation of sugar-sweetened beverages, but stopped short of a full endorsement of the policy.
In the Media by Katerina Nikolas - 2 comments

N.Y.C. Board of Health endorses ban on large sugary drinks

New York - A recent proposal regarding a ban on large sugary drinks by New York City's Mayor Michael Bloomberg is one step closer to becoming city law.
In the Media by Leigh Goessl - 5 comments

Salty Watermelon Pepsi to debut in Japan this summer

Pepsi Japan is getting ready to launch a new flavored soda this summer. The company plans to introduce "Salty Watermelon Pepsi" on July 24.
In the Media by Leigh Goessl - 7 comments

Buffalo wing soda hits the market, other food flavored pops

Lester's Fixins is a brand known for its unusual flavors of sodas. The latest creation, Buffalo Wing Soda, has been getting some attention on the Web this week.
In the Media by Leigh Goessl - 5 comments

Man charged with $1 felony, allegedly swiped soda at McDonald's

Naples - A Florida man was charged with a felony last week after he allegedly failed to pay for a soda at a McDonald's restaurant on Apr. 19.
In the Media by Leigh Goessl - 5 comments

Pepsi gets ready to launch lower calorie soda 'Pepsi Next'

Purchase - PepsiCo is looking to make a dent in the soft drink market once again with a new product. What's being described as trying to "fill a void" between diet and regular Pepsi, the new item, Pepsi Next, will be a lower calorie soda.
In the Media by Leigh Goessl - 6 comments

Daily consumption of diet soda increases risk of heart attack

New research suggests that indulging in a daily can of diet soda increases the risk of heart attacks and strokes. Coupled with previous research into the damaging affects of aspartame, the health risks associated with diet soda are worrying.
In the Media by Katerina Nikolas - 16 comments

Woman charged in soda can deposit scheme using stolen EBT card

Lynn - A Lynn, Mass. woman was arrested in connection with a bizarre scheme which involved a soda can deposit machine and a stolen EBT card.
In the Media by Leigh Goessl - 1 comment

Diet soda linked to heart attack, stroke? Soda drinkers respond Special

Diet soda drinkers respond to a "bad" study presented at the recent American Stroke Association International Stroke Conference, which indicates that "people who drank diet soda daily had a 61 percent increased risk of cardiovascular events".
Digital Journal Report by Kay Mathews - 23 comments

Bacon soda the new holiday treat?

The new beverage concoction is a bacon-flavored soda that is available now for a limited time during the holiday season.
In the Media by Laura Trowbridge - 14 comments

Marijuana soda provides a 'high' without the smoke Special

Colorado Springs - California may legalize the sale of recreational marijuana in a couple weeks and if a Colorado-based soda pop company has any say in the matter, you may soon be able to buy “soda pot” in your local Ralph’s, 7-11 or CVS Pharmacy.
Digital Journal Report by Kim I. Hartman - 16 comments

Soft drinks can increase risk for pancreatic cancer

Those who consume two or more soft drinks per week are increasing their risks of pancreatic cancer, according to a report issued by Cancer Epidemiology: Biomarkers & Prevention. The new study joins other research looking at cancer risk factors.
In the Media by Carol Forsloff - 1 comment

Legislator Schedules Hearing on Soda-Obesity Link

California Senate's Select Committee on Obesity and Diabetes chairman Sen. Alex Padilla plans to hold hearings probably in November regarding the link between soda consumption and obesity.
In the Media by John Louie S. Ramos

Op-Ed: Should Governments Impose Sin Taxes on Soda?

U.S. Senate leaders are considering a "sin tax" on pop drinks to help pay for health care reform. But is this idea legislating morality or simply trying to wean Americans off liquid sugar?
In the Media by David Silverberg - 27 comments

Soft Drink Tax Proposed

Critics say that if soft drinks are taxed, then it would help America's obesity problem. They might be right. It has caused a debate among different groups.
In the Media by Rhonda Straw

State tax proposals on iPod music downloads, soda and nails

Are you engaged in a love affair with non-diet sodas, beauty salon services or fishing? You may be out of luck as some states are considering adding taxes to targeted items in an attempt to prevent economic death. Even cell services are on the hit list.
In the Media by Nikki Weingartner - 5 comments
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