Right Idea, Wrong Approach

June 19, 2012

The American Medical Association (AMA) is considering a report which recommends using funds from a tax on sugar-sweetened beverages to finance efforts…

Scientists Warn Bloomberg Soda Ban will Backfire

June 18, 2012

We’ve said many times over in Sip & Savor that the body of science fails to prove that taxing soda will reduce waistlines. Similarly, when Mayor Bloomberg…

Seriously, NYC – You’re Beginning to Make California Look Normal

June 13, 2012

If you are like us and the millions of others who regularly check in with “The Drudge Report,” then it’s likely that you saw this morning’s banner…

A Baltimore Money Grab

June 12, 2012

Last night, the Baltimore City Council and Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake increased taxes on hard-working families in Baltimore...again.  What was originally…

Americans Agree: Bloomberg Proposal Is a Ban Too Far

June 8, 2012

It has been more than a week since Mayor Michael Bloomberg proposed banning the sale of soft drinks larger than 16 ounces, and New Yorkers are rising up…

Oh the Irony

June 7, 2012

Earlier today, Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter was in Washington, DC to give the keynote address at the first ever National Soda Summit. In his remarks…

Bipartisan Policy Center Finds Little Data that Soda Taxes Impact Obesity

June 6, 2012

At a press conference in Washington, D.C. this week, the four co-chairs of the Bipartisan Policy Center’s Nutrition and Physical Activity Initiative…

New Yorkers Don’t Want Bloomberg’s Ban

June 5, 2012

New Yorker’s continue to express their opposition to Mayor Bloomberg’s proposal to ban the sale of soft drinks larger than 16 ounces. In addition to…

Two-thirds of Americans Oppose Bloomberg’s Ban

June 4, 2012

A new national poll today found overwhelming opposition to banning the sale of soft drinks larger than 16 ounces. Rasmussen Reports released details of…

The Federal Government Rival of the Unemployed

May 23, 2012

There are a lot of rivalries in America: Republicans vs. Democrats; Beatles vs. Rolling Stones; Chicago Cubs vs. St. Louis Cardinals. A new Washington…