California Bill To Require Warning Labels On Sodas, Other Sugary Drinks AdvancesSodas and other sugary drinks sold in California could soon require a health warning label to alert consumers of the risk of obesity, diabetes and tooth decay.
California Lawmakers Pass Ban On Local Soda TaxesSoda taxes may stop popping up in California and elsewhere, thanks to a new push by the beverage industry to fight such measures.
Court Blocks San Francisco Law Requiring Warnings On Soda AdsA federal appeals court has blocked a San Francisco law that requires a health warning on ads for sugary drinks.
Americans Buying More Bottled Water Than SodaAn industry tracker says bottled water overtook soda as the No. 1 drink in the U.S. by sales volume last year.
New Industry Study Shows Soda Tax May Not Raise Price Of SodaA new, industry-funded study on Berkeley’s soda tax says it may be having unintended consequences.
Pepsi Puts Back Artificial Sweetener Linked To Cancer In Mice In Newest Diet SodaPepsiCo is creating a new diet beverage for fans of aspartame less than a year after pulling the artificial sweetener over safety concerns.
Increased Diet Soda Consumption During Pregnancy Could Lead To Overweight Children, Study FindsNew research has found women who drink diet soda during pregnancy are more likely to have overweight children.
National Beverage Group Sues City Of San Francisco; Claims Soda Warnings, Ad Ban Violate First AmendmentThe American Beverage Association has sued the city of San Francisco, claiming new legislation requiring health warning labels on sugary beverages and prohibiting advertisements of them on city property violates the First Amendment.
Health Advocates Remake Iconic Coca-Cola Ad Into Serious WarningA watchdog group is trying to shake up consumers' perception of soda with a provocative new ad. It turns the famously sweet Coca-Cola "Hilltop" jingle into a sour reminder with a message about the sugary drink.
1990s Flop Crystal Pepsi Could Be Coming BackMore than a decade after it flopped with consumers, PepsiCo (PEP) is poised to bring back Crystal Pepsi.
San Francisco Board Of Supervisors Approve Health Warnings For Sugary Beverage AdsThe San Francisco Board of Supervisors unanimously approved legislation Tuesday that aims to educate consumers about the potential health problems associated with consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages as well as limit advertising and sales of such products on public property.
San Francisco Supervisor Battles Big Soda With New Round Of LegislationOn Monday, San Francisco's Land Use Committee will get its first look at three pieces of legislation, introduced by Supervisor Scott Wiener that would make it harder to get sugary drinks.
City Of Davis Mandates Water, Milk As Default Drink In Kids’ Meals To Fight ObesityA Northern California city says it's taking a stand against obesity, by making milk or water the default drink in kids' meals.
Berkeley Soda Tax Brings In $116K In First Month AloneBerkeley is celebrating a big haul after just one month of the city’s new soda tax.
Confusion Among Berkeley Retailers On Who Is Supposed To Pay New Tax On SodasThey knew it was coming, but that doesn't make Berkeley’s new soda tax any easier to swallow. Among retailers and restaurants, there is confusion about who is supposed to pay new 1 cent per ounce tax on sugary beverages.