The Philadelphia City Council voted last week in favor of a 1.5-cent-per-ounce tax on sodas and other artificially sweetened drinks.
Former New York City Michael Bloomberg is pledging his money and support for the proposed Philadelphia soda tax.
In this week's podcast, Jennifer Meta-Robinson describes why the placement of the apostrophe is important to her definition of "farmers' markets."
In the U.S., soda taxes haven't had the impact activists had hoped for, but globally it's a different story.
A new study reveals that a tax on sugary drinks implemented in Berkeley, California has increased soda prices much less than expected.
Tussles over GMO label bills, soda taxes, school lunch standards and secret cameras in stockyards marked 2014 as an exciting year for food watchers.
But another California city, San Francisco, saw its proposed law to tax sugary beverages go down in defeat.
On Election Day, GMOs are a hot topic in Colorado, Oregon and Maui.
For the first time in thirty years, studies are showing declines in childhood obesity rates.
A proposed California tax of one penny per one ounce of a sweetened drink could raise $1.7 billion for the state's education and anti-obesity programs.
Soda has been targeted by public health advocates as a leading contributor to the obesity epidemic. See the ways the industry is trying to change its image.
The Washington, D.C. city council announced yesterday that the recently approved Healthy Schools Act will be funded by a new 6 percent tax on soft drinks.
The D.C. Council approved a measure to provide students healthier food and more exercise, but USDA regulations and opponents of a soda tax present obstacles.
Last year, the Obama administration proposed the implementation of a soda tax, but the initiative fell flat. Maybe.