U.S. Senator Gillibrand: Soda Taxes Are Not The Way To Fight Obesity

March 27, 2015

Speaking at a Washington Post “Changing Menus” event in Washington, D.C., U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., called soda taxes regressive and…

Is Vermont Really Trying To Solve Obesity?

March 25, 2015

Is two cents a lot of money? It is when you are talking about a soda tax, an economics professor in Vermont has found.
Vermont is among a handful of states…

When Is Too Much, Too Much?

March 23, 2015

H.L. Mencken said, “For every complex problem there is an answer that is clear, simple, and wrong.”  The way the public health advocates and legislators…

How Do Politicians Like It When Food Regulations Apply To Them?

March 20, 2015

People don’t like the government regulating their food and beverages choices, which is why proposals to tax sugar-sweetened beverages have repeatedly…

Vermont Soda Tax Proposal Is Misguided Approach

March 18, 2015

Taxes don’t make people healthy.  Diet and exercise do that.  So, an excise tax on soda and other sugar-sweetened beverages won’t work to solve the…

Experts Providing Answers On Low-Calorie Sweeteners

March 17, 2015

There is a lot of conflicting information in newspapers and on websites these days on low- and no-calorie sweeteners. That’s why we here at Sip & Savor…

Warning Labels Won’t Work

March 16, 2015

In California, politicians have proposed a warning label on sugar-sweetened beverages to decrease obesity.   Unfortunately, their initiative rests…

How Far Is Too Far?

March 13, 2015

We saw in the news recently that some Maryland lawmakers want to ban soda from children’s menus.  Apparently they believe that parents need the government…

Vermonters Say ‘NO’ To Soda Tax

March 11, 2015

Vermonters do not support a tax on beverages.  It has been a little over two months since the Vermont lawmakers introduced a tax on beverages and now…

Wasting Time On Warning Labels

March 10, 2015

In case you missed it, yesterday the Los Angeles Times editorialized opposing a misleading proposal to require warning labels on sugar-sweetened beverages…