Category Archives: Beverages

Caramel Cancer Scare

Here we go again. Colas have color, makes them more attractive for the consumer.

As we all know toxicity and carcinogenicity studies in rodents–not a reliable measure.

But they can still make crazy claims.

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Coca-Cola launches ad campaign to defend the use of artificial sweeteners in Diet soda

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Mental meltdown at lefty UK paper: Soda is a ‘demon drink’; Calls for ‘war on sugar’

The Guardian rants: Continue reading

Appeals court strikes down NYC’s big-soda ban

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Food nannies take aim at milk — more sugar than candy

The Deseret News reports: Continue reading

Poll: 69% say hands off sugary drinks

A Gallup poll reports: Continue reading

Chicago Tribune: ‘Worry about food stamp growth, not junk food’

“So lighten up, already. We’re all for reducing obesity, reining in health care costs and prudent spending of taxpayer dollars. But we don’t think the government needs to micromanage the grocery shopping habits of its citizens.” Continue reading

Claim: Soda causes kidney stones

This is junk science because… Continue reading

Study: A soda a day increases T2 diabetes risk by 22%

It is a mystery how these researchers can show that the specific 150 calories from daily cans of soda can cause diabetes. No doubt if all factors for type 2 diabetes were adequately accounted for, this claimed result would vanish. Continue reading

Crazy: Salon article calls ‘Big Soda’ a ‘mass killer’

Salon also hits soda makers for defending themselves from junk science. Continue reading

NYTimes Food Nanny: Soda a ‘disease vector’; Next to tobacco as largest cause of preventable death; 7-oz limit

Insanity: “If this is about freedom, it’s about the freedom of marketers to sell vectors of disease; we should all be in favor of restricting that freedom.” Continue reading

Statistical Malpractice Claim: Soda kills 180,000 globally

But not a single study credibly links soda consumption with diabetes, heart disease or cancer … all are multifactorial diseases, the precise causes of which rarely can be medically determined due to lack of data, biological understanding and/or resources. Because of these shortcomings, Continue reading

NY Daily News: Judge who ruled against Bloomberg soda ban is ‘no one’

The New York Daily News says that Judge Tingling had no right to overrule the New York City Board of Health. Continue reading

Mississippi lawmakers pass ‘anti-Bloomberg bill,’ await governor’s signature

Mississippi on the verge of rejecting soda nannyism. Continue reading

CNN Emptyhead Mika Brzezinski: Soda is ‘killing our children… liquid poison’

As bad as the CNN emptyhead who said the recent meteor was caused by global warming. Continue reading

Report: Americans drink more water than soda; Flip from 1998

Earth to Mayor Bloomberg. Come in, please. Continue reading

NYU Nanny Nestle on Soda Ban Decision: ‘Corporate health 1, public health 0′

“Many years hence, people will look back and think it was crazy for sugar drinks to ever be served in 32- and 64-ounce pails.” Continue reading

Harvard Nanny Walter Willet: Soda ‘is all harm, no nutritional value’

But calories are the most important and basic form of nutrition. You can live a lot longer without vitamins/minerals than you can without calories. Continue reading

Victory: Judge Halts New York City Soda Ban

“A state judge on Monday stopped Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s administration from banning the sale of large sugary drinks at New York City restaurants and other venues, a major defeat for a mayor who has made public-health initiatives a cornerstone of his tenure.” Continue reading

Bloomberg Soda Ban Absurdity: (Banned) 20oz. Coke vs. (non-banned) Venti Mocha Frappucino

Starbucks says it doesn’t have to comply with Mike Bloomberg’s sugary drink ban because its large drinks contain milk. But how much sugar? We report. You decide — whether Starbucks will be skirting the law. Continue reading