2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee Failed To Remain In Their Designated Lane

October 13, 2015

We’ve been saying that the panel charged with making dietary recommendations for Americans went way beyond its mandate into the realm of ideology instead…

Taxes Lead to Thinner Wallets, Not Thinner Waistlines

October 12, 2015

Taxes on beverages have been rejected in cities and states across America more than 30 times. Now the pro-tax movement has decamped to Mexico, and is trying…

Protecting the Environment for Future Generations

October 8, 2015

The beverage industry has long been a leader when it comes to protecting the environment. We are continually innovating to conserve resources, reuse materials…

HHS Backs Away From “Sustainable” Dietary Guidelines, But Must Do More

October 7, 2015

We have pointed out many times that it is not acceptable for the federal government to base dietary advice on personal agendas. Today, the U.S. House of…

Our Consumers are Tastemakers

October 6, 2015

Tastes have changed drastically over the past hundred years and so has the beverage industry. We can thank our consumers for that!
The changing lifestyles…

The British Government Says No to Taxing Beverages

September 28, 2015

Beverage taxes do not improve public health and it appears that the British are waking up to this fact despite attempts by activists to impose regressive…

Chicago Businesses Say No to Beverage Tax, Mayor Listens

September 23, 2015

Some in Chicago have been suggesting that one way to handle the city’s huge budget shortfall is to add a penny-per-ounce tax on beverages like soft drinks…

Football, Tailgates and Balance

September 22, 2015

Fall is in the air and that means football season. Football and the beverage industry share deep roots – both have been enjoyed by Americans for over…

More Evidence That Soda Taxes Don’t Improve Public Health

September 21, 2015

When it comes to obesity there are no silver bullet solutions. Public health professionals tell us that obesity has many risk factors, including diet…

Alabamians Win Fight Against Regressive Beverage Tax

September 17, 2015

 Alabamians made it clear to their lawmakers that a proposed tax on beverages is not right for their state, and they were heard.
Alabama lawmakers rejected…