Sugary Drinks

McLean, UNITED STATES: LAWYERS FATTEN UP OBESITY SUIT AGAINST 'BIG SODA': Students at McLean High School in McLean, Virginia, purchase soft drinks from vending machines on school property 15 December, 2005. A bubbling law suit has the 92 billion USD US soft drinks industry battling claims it is to blame for a hefty slice of America's youth obesity epidemic. Giants Pepsi Co. and Coca-Cola could soon be ensnared in the kind of class action legal tangles which landed tobacco firms with multi-billion dollar settlements, and hauled fast food icon McDonalds into court. Lawyers, some veterans of the tobacco wars, will accuse soda firms which fill school vending machines with plying soda pop guzzling youths with a product harmful to their health. AFP Photo/Paul J. RICHARDS (Photo credit should read PAUL J.RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)

San Francisco General Hospital To Stop Offering Sodas, Sugary Drinks

Another San Francisco hospital plans to stop offering sugar sweetened beverages, saying that the drinks are unhealthy.

06/11/2015

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

Soda Tax Vote: Berkeley Measure D Wins Big, San Francisco Prop E Fizzles

Voters on both sides of the Bay went to the polls Tuesday to decide decide whether they wanted a tax on their Cokes, Pepsis and other sugary soft drinks.

11/04/2014

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Bay Area Proponents Of Soda Tax Measures Battle ‘Tidal Wave’ Of Beverage Industry Money

The campaign over San Francisco and Berkeley’s so-called ‘soda-tax measures’ is taking on a David versus Goliath theme with the amounts of money being invested.

10/07/2014

A customer shops for soft drinks in a cooler at a 76 gas station on March 25, 2013 in San Francisco, California. According to a report by Beverage Digest, sales of carbonated soft drinks in the United States fell 1.2 percent in 2012 to 9.17 billion cases. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

San Francisco Soda Tax Plan Step Closer To Getting Onto November Ballot

The San Francisco Board of Supervisors’ Budget and Finance Committee unanimously voted today to recommend a tax on soda and sugary beverages sold in the city for the November ballot.

07/16/2014

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Berkeley City Council To Vote On Whether To Put Soda Tax On November Ballot

The Berkeley City Council will vote tonight on whether to place a one-cent-per-ounce soda tax measure on the November ballot.

07/01/2014

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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

A clerk stocks a shelf with soda at a convenience store. (Getty Images)

Poll: California Voters Strongly Support Soda Tax, Warning Labels On Sugary Drinks

There is broad, bipartisan support among California voters for special taxes and warning labels on soda and other sugary beverages, according to a Field Poll Thursday.

02/20/2014

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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

Bottles of Coca Cola and Pepsi soft drinks sit in a cooler at a 76 gas station on March 25, 2013 in San Francisco. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

San Francisco Supervisors Look To Put Sugary Drink Tax On Ballot

San Francisco supervisors on Tuesday introduced a measure for the November ballot that would impose a 2 cents per ounce tax on sugary drinks sold in the city.

02/05/2014

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

Central Coast State Senator Set To Push Tax On Sugary Drinks

A new study from researchers at UC San Francisco found that the state could save hundreds of millions of dollars from reduced diabetes cases.

01/03/2014

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