As a Korean-American foodie who resides in West Oakland, I’m lucky that there’s a slew of fine eateries not too far from our home all along Telegraph Avenue in Temescal.
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.
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.
An appeals court ruled Tuesday that the ban on big, sugary drinks was unconstitutional. The decision is a blow for the city’s Board of Health, which has argued that regulation is an effective means of changing unhealthful behaviors. Mayor Michael Bloomberg and his legal team say they will appeal.
The author of True Brews shares her homebrewing habit with BAB’s Sarah Henry. Watermelon-Mint Soda anyone?
Chefs and mixologists have been pushing the envelope with soda recipes since the craft cocktail movement surfaced a few years back. And since most soda recipes take little time, effort and money, it’s easy to try something new.
In 2011, California listed 4-MEI, the chemical that Coke and Pepsi used to obtain caramel coloring for their colas, as a carcinogen. Both sodas have been reformulated for sale in the state — but tests show 4-MEI is still common in Pepsi colas sold elsewhere.
People are notorious for under-reporting what they consume — they lie, forget or just guess wrong. For researchers who want to know how much soda we’re drinking, a high-tech analysis technique could help.
A bill now on the governor’s desk would bar Mississippi counties and towns from enacting rules that require calorie counts to be posted, that cap portion sizes, or that keep toys out of kids’ meals.
A state Supreme Court justice said the regulations overstepped the authority granted to the New York City Board of Health. And the judge noted that the regulations wouldn’t have applied equally across food retailers.
A visit to The Fizzary Soda Menagerie, where Aaron Dolson and Taylor Peck sell soda, beverages, tonics and old-fashioned style candies in the Mission District. The duo also operate Taylor’s Tonics beverage company. They shared their thoughts on the soda and beverage scene and sugar legislation.
The current debate over the truthiness of Coca-Cola’s new anti-obesity message reminded us that, more than a century ago, the company actually branded itself a maker of “medicinal tonic.” Let’s take a trip through Coke’s early advertising history.