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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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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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Despite Legal Blow, New York To Keep Up Sugary Drink Fight

Despite Legal Blow, New York To Keep Up Sugary Drink Fight

| July 30, 2013 | 0 Comments

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.

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Beyond Beer: Emma Christensen on DIY Brewed Beverages

Beyond Beer: Emma Christensen on DIY Brewed Beverages

| July 19, 2013 | 3 Comments

The author of True Brews shares her homebrewing habit with BAB’s Sarah Henry. Watermelon-Mint Soda anyone?

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Craft Mocktails: Soda Machines Beg For Experimentation

Craft Mocktails: Soda Machines Beg For Experimentation

| July 4, 2013 | 0 Comments

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.

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Coke Changed Caramel Color To Avoid Cancer Warning; Pepsi In Transition

Coke Changed Caramel Color To Avoid Cancer Warning; Pepsi In Transition

| July 3, 2013 | 0 Comments

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.

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Can A Piece Of Hair Reveal How Much Coke Or Pepsi You Drink?

Can A Piece Of Hair Reveal How Much Coke Or Pepsi You Drink?

| May 20, 2013 | 0 Comments

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.

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Pussy Pop

Pussy Pop

| April 1, 2013 | 0 Comments

Did you know that Mountain Dew is now making a breakfast soda? That Pepsi has created “Pepsi Max,” which contains ginseng and even more caffeine that a regular cola? And that there’s a new brand of soda called Pussy Pop?

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Soda Wars Backlash: Mississippi Passes ‘Anti-Bloomberg’ Bill

Soda Wars Backlash: Mississippi Passes ‘Anti-Bloomberg’ Bill

| March 12, 2013 | 0 Comments

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.

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Judge Overturns New York City Ban On Big Sugary Sodas

Judge Overturns New York City Ban On Big Sugary Sodas

| March 11, 2013 | 0 Comments

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.

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Botanical Sodas, Love Potions at The Fizzary

Botanical Sodas, Love Potions at The Fizzary

| February 15, 2013 | 0 Comments

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.

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