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How Did Berkeley Pass A Soda Tax? Bloomberg’s Cash Didn’t Hurt

How Did Berkeley Pass A Soda Tax? Bloomberg’s Cash Didn’t Hurt

| November 5, 2014 | 0 Comments

The American Beverage Association poured tons of cash into the effort to defeat the penny-per-ounce sugary-drink tax. But the effort to pass the tax also got cash infusions from some big-name donors.

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Feed Your Ginger Bug and Brew Some DIY Ginger Beer

Feed Your Ginger Bug and Brew Some DIY Ginger Beer

| October 1, 2014 | 5 Comments

Homemade, naturally fermented ginger beer is far easier to make than you’d imagine. All you need is ginger, sugar, lemons, and a little patience. Kate Williams will show you how.

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Diet Soda May Alter Our Gut Microbes And The Risk Of Diabetes

Diet Soda May Alter Our Gut Microbes And The Risk Of Diabetes

| September 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

There’s a new wrinkle to the old debate over diet soda: Artificial sweeteners may alter our microbiomes. And for some, this may raise blood sugar levels and set the stage for diabetes.

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Sweet Revenge: Dr. Robert Lustig Explains How to Cut Sugar, Lose Weight and Turn the Tables On Processed Foods

Sweet Revenge: Dr. Robert Lustig Explains How to Cut Sugar, Lose Weight and Turn the Tables On Processed Foods

| August 6, 2014 | 5 Comments

The UCSF endocrinologist tells you how (and why) to start reducing sugar in your diet…and yes, you can still eat dessert.

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Could A 6-Cent Tax Sour Us On Soda And Sugary Drinks?

Could A 6-Cent Tax Sour Us On Soda And Sugary Drinks?

| June 3, 2014 | 0 Comments

A new study argues that taxing sodas and sugary drinks by the calorie would spur consumers to cut back. A 6-cent tax per 12-ounce can would lead to 5,800 fewer calories consumed per year, it found.

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Will Soda Lovers Drink to Less Sugar?

Will Soda Lovers Drink to Less Sugar?

| May 19, 2014 | 0 Comments

U.S. sales of sugared and diet sodas have slumped. So soda-makers are trying to win back consumers with new flavors and less sugar. But historically, midcalorie sodas haven’t sold very well.

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No More Bromine: Coke, Pepsi Drop Controversial Ingredient

No More Bromine: Coke, Pepsi Drop Controversial Ingredient

| May 6, 2014 | 0 Comments

Chemistry is complicated; that includes ingredients in artificially flavored fizzy drinks. Soda makers bowed to pressure to drop brominated vegetable oil, but its safety hasn’t been very well studied.

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