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The spirits of Christmas: drinkable homemade gifts – recipes

Festive tipples for family and friends with whom, in better times, you’d usually share a Christmas drinkThis will keep for three weeks in the fridge, so it’s not one to leave under the tree in the run-up to Christmas. Continue reading...
Tags: Food, Christmas, Life and style, Fruit, Spirits, Soft drinks, Christmas food and drink


Mountain Dew Voo Dew Mystery Flavor Limited Edition 2020 – Review

I don’t follow soft drinks closely these days. Mostly because there seems to be some new color/flavor variation arriving roughly every sixteen minutes. And most of them…aren’t that great, honestly. But seeing as how this was a Halloween limited edition flavor thing (the fourth they’ve put out and the second to have a mystery flavor), it seemed to be in keeping with the season to give it a shot and solve the mystery. Granted, seeking information on the previous mystery flavor, I learned it w...
Tags: Reviews, Halloween, Mountain Dew, Pepsico, Soft drinks


Mexico state bans sale of sugary drinks and junk food to children

Oaxaca brings in measures after obesity crisis is highlighted by high death toll during coronavirus pandemicThe southern Mexican state of Oaxaca has banned the sale of sugary drinks and high-calorie snack foods to children – a measure aimed at curbing obesity.The bill to reform the state’s children and adolescents’ rights law proposed fines and the possible closure of stores for selling soft drinks and sweets to children. It in effect puts sugary items into the same category as cigarettes and al...
Tags: Health, Food, Obesity, Mexico, Americas, Fast Food, Sugar, Soft drinks, Oaxaca


Salli, Soli and Saala BC-MC… Bachi Karkaria on the Parsis

How dare you ask me to write on this topic, Editorji? It’s a contradiction in terms, and only an oxy-moron would think that such a species with common traits exists. Our most common feature is that each of us is so uncommon. Shylock may have said ‘Sufferance is the badge of all our tribe’, but we have as little use for it as a meal without eggs. Instead, ‘Individuality is the badge of all our tribe’, as much as the sadra we wear. Naturally, the ‘I’ factor kicks into even this sacred garment. Hil...
Tags: Opinion, Life, India, Soft drinks, Byron, Bombay, Ava, Tata Steel, Kawasaki, Cal, Calcutta, Jam, Bong, Parsi, Zain, Amartya Sen


Sugary Drink Consumption Plunges in Chile After New Food Law

A study finds that a landmark law requiring warning labels on unhealthy foods made a swift difference in purchases of sodas, bottled water and juices.
Tags: Food, News, Obesity, Beverages, Chile, Sugar, Soft drinks, Diet And Nutrition, Regulation and Deregulation of Industry, Sales and Excise Taxes, Labeling and Labels (Product, Your-feed-science, PLoS Medicine (Journal


Sugary Drink Consumption Plunges in Chile After New Food Law

A study finds that a landmark law requiring warning labels on unhealthy foods made a swift difference in purchases of sodas, bottled water and juices.
Tags: Food, News, Obesity, Beverages, Chile, Sugar, Soft drinks, Diet And Nutrition, Regulation and Deregulation of Industry, Sales and Excise Taxes, Labeling and Labels (Product, Your-feed-science, PLoS Medicine (Journal


Half of Us Face Obesity, Dire Projections Show

By 2030, nearly one in two adults will be obese, and nearly one in four will be severely obese.
Tags: Food, News, Obesity, Weight, Soft drinks, Diet And Nutrition


“Woman Upset She Didn’t Lose Weight Loses ‘Diet’ Dr Pepper Lawsuit Appeal”

The Ninth Circuit has “refused to reinstate a class-action lawsuit by a woman who argued that the makers of Diet Dr Pepper committed fraud.” “No reasonable consumer would assume that Diet Dr Pepper’s use of the term ‘diet’ promises weight loss or management,” wrote Judge Jay Bybee. The unanimous three-judge panel also declined to accept of lawyers for named plaintiff Shana Becerra that the depiction of “attractive, fit models in the ads implies that Diet Dr Pepper will help its consumers achieve...
Tags: Law, Obesity, Animals, Uncategorized, Los Angeles, Soft drinks, Class Actions, Ninth Circuit, Jay Bybee, AP NBC, Becerra, Diet Dr Pepper, Emily Saul New York Post, Shana Becerra, Dr Pepper SevenUp


Are There Benefits to Drinking Kombucha?

If by “benefits” you mean being wildly popular and sometimes unpredictably alcoholic, then yes.
Tags: News, Research, Bacteria, Probiotics, Microbiology, Soft drinks, Kombucha, Diet And Nutrition, Alcoholic Beverages, Your-feed-selfcare, Annals of Epidemiology, Dr. Walton Sumner


Five Reasons the Diet Soda Myth Won’t Die

Repeated studies on a health bogeyman help explain wider problems with food research.
Tags: News, Research, Soft drinks, Diet And Nutrition


Tuesday Could Be the Beginning of the End of Philadelphia’s Soda Tax

A slew of opponents of the tax are running in the city’s election Tuesday and beverage industry has spent more than $600,000 on ads aiming to turn public opinion against it.
Tags: Elections, News, Obesity, Mayors, Soft drinks, Jim Kenney, American Beverage Association, Diet And Nutrition, Primaries and Caucuses, Sales and Excise Taxes, Philadelphia (Pa, Your-feed-healthcare


Nanny state roundup

London ban on transit ads depicting “bad” foods winds up nixing images of Wimbledon strawberries and cream, bacon, butter, cheese, jam, honey, and Christmas pudding [Scott Shackford] And more: British medical journal The Lancet wants to do some highly non-consensual poking and jabbing at your midsection, with the aim of making you lose weight; highlights include funding activist campaigns, cutting business out of policy discussions, and routing policy through the least accountable internationa...
Tags: London, Law, Obesity, California, Uncategorized, Public Health, Britain, United Kingdom, Pharmaceuticals, Soft drinks, Nanny State, Cass Sunstein, CALEB BROWN, Snowdon, The Lancet, Randy Barnett


San Francisco law requiring warnings in sugary-drink ads struck down

“A federal appeals court on Thursday blocked a San Francisco law requiring health warnings on advertisements for soda and other sugary drinks in a victory for beverage and retail groups that sued to block the ordinance.” The ruling, by a unanimous 11-member en banc panel of the Ninth Circuit, found that thelaw violates First Amendment rights of commercial speech. [ ; American Beverage Association v. City and County of San Francisco] Tags: advertising, First Amendment, Ninth Circuit, obes...
Tags: Law, Obesity, Uncategorized, Advertising, San Francisco, City, First Amendment, Soft drinks, Ninth Circuit, American Beverage Association


Food and paternalism roundup

“Sandwiches and main meal salads will be capped at 550 calories, ready meals will be capped at 544 calories and main courses in restaurants will be capped at 951 calories.” Guidelines from Public Health England aren’t mandatory yet, but expect U.K. government pressure on supermarkets and restaurants [Christopher Snowdon, Baylen Linnekin, Scott Shackford, Ryan Bourne] “We are not saying they can never give children a chocolate or biscuit ever again,” says the Public Health England official. ...
Tags: Law, Obesity, Uncategorized, Los Angeles, United Kingdom, Philadelphia, Public Health England, School Lunch, Soft drinks, Nanny State, Philly, Eric Boehm, Eat Drink And Be Merry, Scott Shackford, Baylen Linnekin, Caron TaxProf


To Fight Fatty Liver, Avoid Sugary Foods and Drinks

Children with fatty liver disease sharply reduced the amount of fat and inflammation in their livers by cutting soft drinks, fruit juices and foods with added sugars.
Tags: News, Obesity, Sugar, Weight, Soft drinks, Liver, Cirrhosis, Diet And Nutrition, Liver Cancer, Children and Childhood, Juices


To Fight Fatty Liver, Avoid Sugary Foods and Drinks

Children with fatty liver disease sharply reduced the amount of fat and inflammation in their livers by cutting soft drinks, fruit juices and foods with added sugars.
Tags: News, Obesity, Sugar, Weight, Soft drinks, Liver, Cirrhosis, Diet And Nutrition, Liver Cancer, Children and Childhood, Juices


Research Details How Junk Food Companies Influence China’s Nutrition Policy

A life sciences institute funded by Coca-Cola and other multinational beverage and snack companies even has offices inside the government’s health ministry.
Tags: Food, News, Obesity, China, Beverages, Exercise, Coca Cola, Weight, Soft drinks, International Life Sciences Institute, Diet And Nutrition, Coca-Cola Company, BMJ (Journal


Ballot Initiatives Are Powerful. The Powerful Have Noticed.

In California, wealth and stealth have often subverted the goals of measures that have impacted nearly every facet of life in the state.
Tags: News, California, Johnson, Campaign Finance, Soft drinks, Brown, Service Employees International Union, Regulation and Deregulation of Industry, San Francisco (Calif, States (US, Constitutional Amendments, Edmund G Jr, Hiram (1866-1945


Where Has All the Tab Gone? A Shortage Panics Fans

Coke is still producing the diet cola, but a major bottler has stopped distribution in its 14-state territory.
Tags: News, Soft drinks, Coke, Tab, Diet And Nutrition, Advertising and Marketing, Coca-Cola Company, Coca-Cola Bottling Company Consolidated


Coca-Cola Bets on Coffee With $5.1 Billion Deal for Costa

Buying the British coffee chain, which has over 3,400 stores worldwide, is meant to give Coke a way to branch out from sugary sodas.
Tags: Coffee, News, Mergers, Soft drinks, Coke, Costa Coffee, Acquisitions and Divestitures, Coca-Cola Company, Coca Cola Bets on Coffee With


PepsiCo to Buy SodaStream for $3.2 Billion, in Push for Healthier Options

The deal for the maker of home-carbonation machines is a late effort by PepsiCo’s departing chief executive to firmly steer the company away from sugary sodas.
Tags: News, Mergers, Pepsico, Soft drinks, PepsiCo Inc, Nooyi, Acquisitions and Divestitures, SodaStream International Ltd, Indra K


Liability roundup

Florida law firm that served drinks isn’t responsible for death of employee who walked home intoxicated and was hit by train [Florida appeals court, Salerno v. Del Mar Financial Service] Family speaks out after local motels hit with Scott Johnson ADA suits [Allison Levitsky, Palo Alto (Calif.) Daily Post first and second posts] “When third-party funders weigh in on settlements, they may pressure plaintiffs and their attorneys to settle early” to make Wall Street numbers [Matthew Goldstein ...
Tags: Florida, Law, Alcohol, Uncategorized, Cellphones, Tennessee, St Louis, Ada, Soft drinks, Chris Bryant, Bay Area, Scott Johnson, Product Liability, Salerno, George Soros, TCPA


In Town With Little Water, Coca-Cola Is Everywhere. So Is Diabetes.

Residents of one of Mexico’s rainiest regions often have no water to drink, so many hydrate with soda. The impact on public health has been devastating.
Tags: News, Mexico, Water, Diabetes, Beverages, Water Pollution, Soft drinks, Coca-Cola Company, North American Free Trade Agreement, Chiapas (Mexico, Fomento Economico Mexicano SAB de CV (FEMSA


Seriously, Juice Is Not Healthy

One 12-ounce glass of orange juice contains 10 teaspoons of sugar, roughly what’s in a can of Coke.
Tags: News, Beverages, Fruit, Sugar, Weight, Soft drinks, Children and Childhood, Juices


U.K. Fears for Its Beer and Crumpets. Blame a Carbon Dioxide Shortage.

Lower supplies of the gas mean that beer loses its fizz and some meat can’t be packaged. That could affect the supply of some staples of British summers.
Tags: News, Beer, Pigs, Poultry, Carbon Dioxide, Soft drinks, Shortages, Great Britain, Fertilizer, Coca-Cola Company, Containers and Packaging


California Banning Soda Taxes? A New Industry Strategy Is Stunning Some Lawmakers

The bill to pre-empt taxes is part of a wider industry effort to skip cities and go straight to the states.
Tags: News, California, Soft drinks, Law and Legislation, Sales and Excise Taxes, States (US, American Beverage Assn


Does a Viral Photograph of Kidney Stones Show the Effect of Sodas and Energy Drinks?

Although the image appears to be real, experts say that blaming soft drinks or energy drinks alone for the formation of kidney stones is dishonest.
Tags: News, Soft drinks, Kidneys, Energy Drinks, Kidney stones


Pakistan province tells Red Bull and its rivals to drop 'energy' tag

Highly-caffeinated fizzy drinks market censored for making misleading claimsPakistan’s largest province has ordered energy-drink manufacturers including Red Bull to remove the word “energy” from their labels, saying it is scientifically misleading and encourages a population unaware of the beverages’ contents to guzzle them in potentially dangerous quantities.The order comes amid an international regulatory pushback against the highly-caffeinated fizzy drink market, and is believed to be the fir...
Tags: World news, South and Central Asia, Food & Drink, Pakistan, Red Bull, Soft drinks


Medical roundup

Outcry among British doctors after trainee pediatrician convicted of negligent homicide in death of patient following systemic errors at understaffed hospital [Telegraph, Saurabh Jha, Medscape, General Medical Council] “There’s no particular reason to think that smokers will be happier with denatured tobacco than drinkers have been with weak beer.” [J.D. Tuccille on FDA plans to reduce nicotine level in cigarettes] “Why Doesn’t the Surgeon General Seek FDA Reclassification of Naloxone to ...
Tags: Tobacco, Law, Medical, Uncategorized, Britain, United Kingdom, Fda, Medical Malpractice, Soft drinks, Opioids, Illegal Drugs, Jeffrey Singer Cato, Tuccille, Kevin B O Reilly, John S Kiernan WalletHub, Beth Mole ArsTechnica