Soft Drinks (page 34)

CSPI’s Dark Magic

The Center for Science in the Public Interest is putting a hex on Coca-Cola. Spooked by Coke’s sponsorship of the upcoming film “Harry Potter and the…
Posted September 10, 2001 at 12:00 am

School food Nannies keep the scales balanced

The San Jose Mercury News reports that California senators have effectively scrapped a bill that would have outlawed soda machines in the state’s public schools, as well as…
Posted August 24, 2001 at 12:00 am

Good food – bad food Nannies use public schools as a political football

Utah lawmakers heard stern warnings on Friday from Nannies intent on removing soft drink vending machines from the state’s public schools, and the Salt Lake Tribune’s account of the hearings…
Posted August 21, 2001 at 12:00 am

Congressional Democrats demand “bleeding heart blend” in government coffee

Capitol Hill newspaper Roll Call notes that some US congressmen, led by Sherrod Brown (D-OH), have been demanding that the House of Representatives’ in-house catering service offer “fair…
Posted August 14, 2001 at 12:00 am

Cola Wars Heat up Again

Slowing the spread of junk science is a lot like trying to un-spill a glass of water. Once the damage is done, the product has a life of its own.
Posted June 19, 2001 at 12:00 am

Mr Kettle? Meet Mr Pot.

Recent months have seen a half-dozen state legislatures debating new laws aimed at eco-terrorists who firebomb or otherwise destroy research facilities devoted to animal experiments or genetic research. Now a…
Posted June 15, 2001 at 12:00 am

Rx For Global Warming: Cut Back On Soda Pop

“Is Soda Pop Part of Solution to Global Warming?” This headline accompanied an Agence France Press story running in Pakistan’s Business Recorder. The premise? All those tiny carbon dioxide…
Posted June 15, 2001 at 12:00 am

Caffeine Gets A Clean Bill Of Health

Popular culture and our mass media tell us that caffeine is responsible for everything from addictions to childhood behavioral disorders. Some activists have even blamed caffeine for osteoporosis and heart disease. Is there any truth to these claims? Not according to Health writer Betsy Hornick, who deconstructed the anti-caffeine hysteria in yesterday's Chicago Tribune. (free registration required)
Posted June 14, 2001 at 12:00 am

Fizzy Myths Live On

In a feel-good column about mother-knows-best practical health advice, a Los Angeles Times columnist falls prey to the baseless claims about soft drinks. Sally Squires writes: "Growing scientific evidence shows that soft drinks contribute to caffeine dependence and may cause the premature bone loss that leads to osteoporosis. There's also a link between non-diet soft drinks and obesity." For the truth about all of these junk-science claims, check out Hop on Pop, our report on the cultural war being waged against soda.
Posted June 7, 2001 at 12:00 am

Caffeine Is No Cause For Parental Worry. Someone Tell The Interviewer!

The Mayo Clinic’s Dr. Donald Hensrude tells CBS’ The Early Show that “people have tried to link caffeine and coffee intake with many serious diseases.” However, he insists, “there…
Posted June 1, 2001 at 12:00 am