News tagged with beverage industry

Economists say sugar taxes likely to be effective

Debates on a proposed tax for sugar sweetened beverages in South Africa have reached fever pitch with the local food and beverage industry squaring up against the proposed sugary drinks tax expected to be implemented in April ...

Aug 30, 2016
popularity0 comments 0

Beverage industry, NYC lawyers duel over drinks

(AP)—New York City defended its groundbreaking size limit on sugary drinks as a meaningful attempt to rein in obesity, but critics said it would hurt small and minority-owned businesses while doing little to help health.

Jan 24, 2013
popularity0 comments 0

NYC big-soda crackdown plan goes to vote Thursday

(AP)—One of New York City's most ambitious efforts to prod residents to live healthier appears poised to pass as a health panel takes up a plan to cut down sales of big-sized sodas and other sugary drinks.

Sep 13, 2012
popularity0 comments 1

Legislated to health?

Obesity rates in North America are a growing concern for legislators. Expanded waistlines mean rising health-care costs for maladies such as diabetes, heart disease and some cancers. One University of Alberta researcher says ...

Aug 30, 2012
popularity0 comments 0

Subscribe to rss feed