Howard got the idea to make root beer when she met a farmer who sold sassafras bark. She describes her signature recipe as something similar to a sweet tea.
Former food and agriculture lobbyists have taken staff posts in the Senate Agriculture Committee as Congress prepares to move on a new legislative agenda.
But another California city, San Francisco, saw its proposed law to tax sugary beverages go down in defeat.
As soda sales drop for a ninth straight year, diet soda sees a particularly large plummet amid health concerns.
Where New York City failed, Mexico seems to be succeeding in implementing a junk food tax in the hopes of curbing its obesity epidemic.
A new study has found that a majority of the top 100 athletes' food and beverage endorsements were for unhealthy products.
First Lady Michelle Obama has launched a new campaign encouraging water consumption -- but why?
New research has shown that even a small amount of soda each day could turn kindergarteners into terrors.
Sugary beverage consumption has gone down over the past decade, especially by children.
Consuming sugary beverages daily has been associated with an increased risk of diabetes and stroke, a recent study finds.
Newly published research suggests that when it comes to obesity, it's not just what's in our food that matters, but what's in food packaging as well.
A recent study finds laws preventing the sale of unhealthy snacks and beverages in schools is correlated with reduced weight gain in students.
Mike Bloomberg announced that he wants to limit the size of sugary beverages sold in NYC. The beverage industry isn't taking the news lying down.
Michael Bloomberg's plan to limit the size of sugared drinks has been met with both cheers and jeers.
A new study suggests high-fructose corn syrup is bad for brains as well as the rest of our bodies.
The Center for Science in the Public Interest sent a letter to the FDA on Monday detailing concerns about a compound used to give cola its distinctive look.
New reports have been released concerning sugar-sweetened beverages and health. Will they have any impact on policy?
The push to ban the use of food stamps for sodas has been defeated by the USDA.
A great way to start any meal on a warm summer night is with a nice, fresh drink.
Snack and sugared drink companies like PepsiCo are rethinking how they present themselves and how their products are made.