• California Senate Votes For Warning Labels on Sugary Drinks

    Sodas and other sugary drinks sold in California would come with warning labels about obesity, diabetes and tooth decay under a bill that narrowly cleared the state Senate on Thursday despite strong opposition from the beverage industry. The Senate voted 21-11 on Thursday to require warning labels on drinks that contain 75 calories or more […]

  • Coke exploring cannabis-infused drinks

    Coca-Cola is considering a move into the growing market for cannabis-infused drinks. Officials with the company said Monday in a release that they are “closely watching the growth of non-psychoactive CBD.” “Along with many others in the beverage industry, we are closely watching the growth of non-psychoactive CBD as an ingredient in functional wellness beverages […]

  • California Bows to Beverage Industry, Blocks Soda Taxes

    A new push by the beverage industry is slowing the expansion of soda taxes in California and elsewhere. California cities pioneered soda taxes as a way to combat obesity, diabetes and heart disease, but the Legislature and Gov. Jerry Brown on Thursday bowed to pressure from beverage companies and reluctantly banned local taxes on soda […]

  • Cathedral City Considers Sugary Beverage Tax

    Cathedral City, CA A cold soda in Cathedral City may soon be more pricey. Cathedral City is considering implementing a tax on sugary beverages to fight childhood obesity.  "We’re really looking for this to be an opportunity to reduce the consumption of high sugar drinks," explained Councilmember Shelley Kaplan of Cathedral City. A tax would […]

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