Soft Drinks (page 36)

Misplaced Blame

The St. Louis Post Dispatch references a new study in The Lancet by Dr. David Ludwig, purportedly linking soda drinking to childhood obesity. What the Post Dispatch doesn’t say is…
Posted February 20, 2001 at 12:00 am

What No One’s Reporting

Anti-soda activists are trumpeting a new study in The Lancet by Dr. David Ludwig, purportedly linking soda drinking to childhood obesity. What the activists don’t want you to know is,…
Posted February 16, 2001 at 12:00 am

Bottoms Up

The Chicago Tribune's Bob Condor rejoices the fact that coffee, in the words of Dr. Ronald Krauss of the American Heart Association, "is one of the few things that people enjoy that most experts have not taken away from a recommended healthy diet." What Condor and Krauss don't seem to know is that there is a nanny campaign underway to denormalize caffeine consumption.
Posted January 31, 2001 at 12:00 am

Soda And Gomorrah

There is a campaign to denormalize soda consumption currently underway and it is being lead by the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI). In today’s Washington Post, CSPI’s…
Posted January 3, 2001 at 12:00 am

Your Brain On Soda?

In today's Los Angeles Times, the Center for the Science in the Public Interest's Michael Jacobsen claims, "While soft drink companies contend that they add caffeine to their products for flavor, it's a great way to get kids hooked on the product." Jacobsen's comments are part of an ongoing campaign designed to denormalize coffee and soda consumption patterns .
Posted January 2, 2001 at 12:00 am

Soda Sensationalism

“Drink enough soda and your bones could pop” the headline from the Charleston Gazette rang out on Saturday. “Drinking pop in school when I was a student was unheard of,”…
Posted November 13, 2000 at 12:00 am

CSPI’s Latest Misstep

In the latest flare-up, the nannies at the Center for Science in the Public Interest stand accused of using bad science is their recent condemnation of “functional foods.” The Herb…
Posted September 29, 2000 at 12:00 am

Caffeine Cops Keep Rollin’ Along…

Researcher Roland Griffiths’ ten-year crusade to demonize soft drink and coffee producers has resurfaced again with a new study of 24 soda drinkers. This time, he’s making accusations that soft…
Posted August 15, 2000 at 12:00 am

Searching For The Holy Sugar Grail

Activists continue to try to link sugar and soft drink consumption to health problems and they continue to fail. Scientist Barry Popkin, while admitting his new study finds no proof of sugared drinks causing any health problems, says parents should "restrict their kids' soft drink and fruit drink consumption" anyway. Center for Science in the Public Interest president Michael Jacobson immediately endorsed the research, saying studies like this "are the reason that we've asked the FDA to recommend limits on daily sugar intake."
Posted July 25, 2000 at 12:00 am

Let Them Drink Milk And Water Only

The Washington Times continues to perpetuate the myth that choosing to drink soda causes calcium deficiencies in children. In the article, the director of the National Institute of Child Health and Development says having too many choices is the problem.
Posted July 24, 2000 at 12:00 am