Focus - Politics and soft drinks

Campaigners are lobbying for the repeal of regulations prohibiting the use of federal funds for public health messages which focus on specific foods or drinks. As the US soft drinks industry campaigns against the introduction of a tax on soft drinks to pay for healthcare reform, it now faces further pressure. Ben Cooper reports.

Focus - US soft drinks sector in policy dogfight

18 June 2009

Campaigners are lobbying for the repeal of regulations prohibiting the use of federal funds for public health messages which focus on specific foods or drinks. As the US soft drinks industry campaigns against the introduction of a tax on soft drinks to pay for healthcare reform, it now faces further pressure. Ben Cooper reports.

US: USDA urged to support lower soft drinks consumption

15 June 2009

The US government is being urged to jettison rules that ban states from using federal money to discourage soda consumption, a health advocacy group has said.

US: Classic soft drinks fall out of favour - study

1 April 2009

US consumers are rapidly switching from calorie-laden sodas to much lighter beverages, according to research out today (1 April).

US: Public opposed to soft drinks fat tax

21 January 2009

Nearly two thirds of New York State citizens oppose a plan by their governor, David Paterson, to introduce an obesity tax on regular soft drinks, according to an independent poll.

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