The Great Soda Tax Experiment Has Begun

The Great Soda Tax Experiment Has Begun

The midterm elections are over. The campaign to label GMOs in Colorado failed miserably, and so did the one in Oregon. The one public health measure that did succeed is Measure D, a municipal soda tax that will go into … Continue reading

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The Sugar Tax is Coming

The Sugar Tax is Coming

Last week, Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) introduced the SWEET ACT to the House of Representatives. The formal name: Sugar-Sweetened Beverages Tax Act of 2014. The gist of this proposed law, is a federal excise tax on specific types of sugary … Continue reading

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Coke for Wall Street Vs. Coke for Nutritionists

Coke for Wall Street Vs. Coke for Nutritionists

If you really want to understand what food companies are doing on the health front, don’t go to nutrition conferences or read their PR aimed at dietitians. Read the reports they send out to Wall Street. You’ll be surprised how … Continue reading

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It Took 50 Years for Pharmacies to Oust Tobacco. Timetable for Candy?

It Took 50 Years for Pharmacies to Oust Tobacco. Timetable for Candy?

CVS shocked the public and markets when it announced yesterday that it will stop selling tobacco before the end of the year. As a result, the pharmacy chain will lose two billion dollars in annual revenue. While this seems like a … Continue reading

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This Simple Chart Explains the Devastating Influence Industry has on Scientific Integrity

This Simple Chart Explains the Devastating Influence Industry has on Scientific Integrity

The scientific method has advanced humanity by leaps and bounds over the last 500 years. At its base is a pure and objective quest to better understand the world we live in and how it influences us. Scientists pose a … Continue reading

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Sales of Diet Coke are Fizzling

Sales of Diet Coke are Fizzling

In fact, the entire diet soda market contracted by 7% this year, compared to a more modest 2% decline in full calorie soft drink sales. This is wonderful news to everyone who has a stake in our health, and terrible … Continue reading

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9 Tips for Healthy and AFFORDABLE Grocery Shopping

9 Tips for Healthy and AFFORDABLE Grocery Shopping

One of the most common complaints we hear from people is that it’s too expensive to eat healthfully. This is factually false! The truth: You’ll need to spend more time and effort to eat healthfully on a low budget. If … Continue reading

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Mexican Junk Food Just Got More Expensive

Mexican Junk Food Just Got More Expensive

Last month, Mexican lawmakers voted to tax unhealthy foods and beverages. Come January, if you buy a soft drink, you’ll need to cough up an extra peso (8 cents) for each liter (quart) of brown liquid candy. The same fee … Continue reading

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The Top 10 Foods & Beverages in the American Diet  (Signs of Improvement)

The Top 10 Foods & Beverages in the American Diet (Signs of Improvement)

NPD, a consumer marketing research firm has recently published its 28th annual Eating Patterns in America Report. The findings appear cautiously optimistic as the authors found a few positive trends: The rate of obesity seems to be leveling off, after … Continue reading

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Is it Game Over for Coke and Pepsi?

Is it Game Over for Coke and Pepsi?

Recent earning reports from soft drink manufacturers are highlighting what seems to be an irreversible trend – soft drink consumption in the US is falling. In 2010 – we drank 0.5% less than the year before. In 2011, the drop … Continue reading

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