Two San Francisco supervisors are proposing separate ballot measures that would impose a tax on sugary beverages sold in the city.
San Francisco Supervisor Scott Wiener plans to introduce a ballot measure that would put a tax on sugary drinks. Under his proposal, money from the tax would fund health, nutrition and activity programs for the city’s young people.
Americans spend $29 billion dollars on candy every year. Now, deep in the fields of Bakersfield, there’s a grower who’s trying to take a bite out of that market with new, sweeter kinds of grapes that taste like cotton candy, mango, and lemonade.
Americans consume almost a tenth of their calories by drinking beverages packed with sugar. But a new study reports that men who drink soda or other sugary substances greatly increase their risk of a heart attack.
A new commentary published online in the Feb. 1 issue of Nature says sugar is just as “toxic” for people as the other two, so the government should step in to curb its consumption.
The California state legislature is about to take up a bill that would tax soda and other sugary drinks with the money raised going to schools to pay for education and children’s health programs.
All over the grocery store, you see products labeled with healthy ingredients. But a recent study released by the Strategic Alliance finds 84 percent of those labels are deceptive.
A new study suggests on how all that sweet stuff may boost the risk of heart disease in teenagers.