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A clerk stocks a shelf with Diet Coke at a convenience store on December 9, 2013.

San Francisco Supervisors’ Vote Narrowly Puts Soda Tax Measure On November Ballot

A two-cents per ounce sugary beverage tax, commonly called the soda tax, could be put on the November ballot in San Francisco depending on the city’s board of supervisors vote on Tuesday.

07/22/2014

soda, soft drinks

Berkeley To Place Soda Tax Measure On November Ballot

The Berkeley City Council has voted unanimously to place a one-cent-per ounce soda tax measure on the November ballot.

07/02/2014

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California Lawmakers Reject Warning Labels For Sugary Drinks

A legislative committee has rejected a bill that would have made California the first state in the nation to require warning labels on sodas and other sugary drinks, effectively killing the legislation.

06/17/2014

Soda vending machine (PAUL J.RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)

Health Experts: Soda Tax Would Compel Behavior Changes In Low–Income Neighborhoods

Health experts addressed San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors this week to say a soda tax would compel changes in behavior in low-income neighborhoods and minority communities.

05/23/2014

A food label that emphasizes fat.

New Look Proposed For Nutrition Labels Will Highlight Calories and Sugar

The number for calories will be getting bigger, and a new category for added sugars will be included on the “Nutrition Facts” labels that appear on most food packages.

02/27/2014

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NorCal State Senator Proposes Warning Labels For Sodas, Sugary Drinks

A Northern California state senator is introducing a bill to put warning labels on sodas and other sugary drinks sold in the state.

02/13/2014

Soda vending machine (PAUL J.RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)

2 San Francisco Supervisors Introduce Soda Tax Proposals

Two San Francisco supervisors are proposing separate ballot measures that would impose a tax on sugary beverages sold in the city.

10/29/2013

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Phil Matier: SF Could Soon See ‘Sin Tax’ For Soda

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.

10/28/2013

Sweet grapes produced for Grapery (CBS)

ConsumerWatch: Can Sweeter Fruit Take Place Of Candy?

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.

08/09/2013

soda, soft drinks

HealthWatch: Soda A Day May Lead To Heart Attacks In Men

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.

03/12/2012

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