American Beverage Association

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Name: American Beverage Association
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San Francisco Will Vote On Soda Tax in November

San Francisco lawmakers voted Tuesday to advance a proposal to tax sugary sodas. If voters approve the measure in November, the tax will become the first of its kind in the nation. “In San Francisco, we set examples,” said Board of Supervisors President ... [Published TIME.com - 8 hours ago]
First reported Jul 21 2014 - Updated 17 hours ago - 2 reports

EDITORIAL: Another try by the soda Nazis

San Francisco and Berkeley nestle on the opposite side of the country from Manhattan, but they’re all kindred spirits. City officials in these Bay Area bastions of bean sprout do-gooderism are attempting to accomplish what Michael R. Bloomberg, the former ... [Published Washington Times - Jul 22 2014]
First reported Jul 19 2014 - Updated Jul 19 2014 - 1 reports

Call for ASAE Foundation Innovation Grants Program Applications

ASAE Foundation has opened applications for its Innovation Grants Program (IGP), and the deadline to apply is September 15. Now in its third year, IGP is a program that provides monetary awards to support innovation exploration and development in the ... [Published Travel and Tour World - Jul 19 2014]
First reported Jul 18 2014 - Updated Jul 18 2014 - 1 reports

Cocktails Made With Energy Drinks Make You Want to Drink More

It sounds like common sense, but now there's a scientific study that suggests there's a good chance that the fruit-juice-sweetened vodka (or rum) and Red Bull cocktail you order as a pick-me-up to order way too many more fruit-juicy Red Bull and vodkas. ... [Published New York Magazine - Jul 18 2014]
First reported Jul 17 2014 - Updated Jul 18 2014 - 1 reports

Energy Drink 'Cocktails' May Boost Desire to Drink More

By Alan MozesTHURSDAY, July 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Mixing caffeinated energy drinks with alcohol appears to boost the desire to keep on drinking, new research reveals.The finding from a small study of young adults suggests that the energy drink-booze ... [Published Bio-Medicine - Jul 17 2014]
First reported Jul 18 2014 - Updated Jul 18 2014 - 2 reports

The Food Industry Lobby Groups Behind the New...

There's in the , and some of the law's standards for school lunches went into effect this month. But as my colleague Kiera Butler has reported, something is wrong when when those standards still allow empty-calorie snacks and fast food pizza to make the ... [Published Mother Jones - Jul 18 2014]
First reported Jul 09 2014 - Updated Jul 09 2014 - 1 reports

Proposed New Drunk Driving Legislation

First time drunk driving offenders may soon be required to have breathalyzers in their cars.Newly introduced legislation would require all 50 states to mandate the installation of the ignition interlocks for all DUI offenders. If states chose not to comply, ... [Published WJET - Jul 09 2014]
First reported Jul 06 2014 - Updated Jul 06 2014 - 2 reports

Berkeley, Calif., may be first city to tax soda

Berkeley, Calif., could become the first U.S. city to tax sugary drinks.The Berkeley City Council unanimously decided last week to put the 1-cent-per-ounce tax on the ballot this November.More than a dozen local groups, from the NAACP to the Berkeley ... [Published Minneapolis Star Tribune - Jul 06 2014]
First reported Jun 26 2014 - Updated Jun 27 2014 - 1 reports

Appeals Court Kills NYC's Big Soda Ban

In a major victory for the soft-drink industry, New York City's controversial, so-called "big soda ban" is officially dead.By a 4-to-2 vote, the New York State Courtof Appeals upheld two lower courts that ruled that the city's Board of Health had overreached ... [Published Media Post - Jun 26 2014]
First reported Jun 26 2014 - Updated Jun 27 2014 - 24 reports

Bloomberg’s ban on big sodas exceed city’s authority, court rules

The New York City Board of Health “exercised a power which no legislative body has delegated to it,” by setting a cap on portion sizes of sugary drinks sold in the city, a New York Court of Appeals judge ruled yesterday. The decision upholds a lower court ... [Published Examiner.com - Jun 27 2014]
First reported Jun 26 2014 - Updated Jun 26 2014 - 2 reports

New York Upholds Decision to Overturn Beverage Ban

Read More AboutNew York’s highest court has upheld a lower court’s decision to overturn the 2012 ban on the sale of sugar-sweetened drinks larger than 16 ounces.The National Restaurant Association joined the American Beverage Association and others in ... [Published QSR Online - Jun 26 2014]
First reported Jun 26 2014 - Updated Jun 26 2014 - 1 reports

N.Y.'s highest court rules city can't restrict soda sizes

JUSTIN LANE/EPA Is the Big Gulp safe? The ruling is likely the last blow for former Mayor Michael Bloomberg's controversial plan to ban all sodas over 16 ounces.ALBANY — The Big Gulp has won a big victory in New York's highest court.The Court of Appeals ... [Published New York Daily News - Jun 26 2014]

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"This is a burden that is going to be placed on people who can least afford it," Salazar said. "We think at the end of the day voters in San Francisco and Berkeley are going to see that this is not the way to prioritize the city's activities."
...fruit-juice-sweetened vodka (or rum) and Red Bull cocktail you order as a pick-me-up to order way too many more fruit-juicy Red Bull and vodkas. "Caffeine, being a stimulant, tends to bring out the stimulant effects of alcohol intoxication" they write, explaining that people who drank the energy-drink-laced cocktails were more likely to say their drink tasted better than folks who got vodka...
...candy producers—which has been "making life sweeter since 1884"—praised the USDA's decision to exempt sugar-free gum from some of the standards. "Having students chew sugar-free gum after eating can serve as a good and convenient adjunct to an existing oral health routine" the group said in comments sent to the USDA. (Candy makers Mars Inc. and Hershey's also lobbied on the bill.)
"Caffeine, being a stimulant, tends to bring out the stimulant effects of alcohol intoxication. It may be this that causes energy drinks to increase the desire to keep drinking alcohol" she suggested

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San Francisco Will Vote On Soda Tax in November [Published TIME.com - 8 hours ago]
Mexico restricts junk food ads; time for rethin... [Published Food Navigator USA - 17 hours ago]
Warning labels needed on energy drinks [Published Richmond Register - Jul 22 2014]
EDITORIAL: Another try by the soda Nazis [Published Washington Times - Jul 22 2014]
S.F. soda tax would drop consumption 31 percent... [Published San Francisco Chronicle - Jul 21 2014]
Call for ASAE Foundation Innovation Grants Prog... [Published Travel and Tour World - Jul 19 2014]
Cocktails Made With Energy Drinks Make You Want... [Published New York Magazine - Jul 18 2014]
Mixing Vodka With Energy Drinks Found To Increa... [Published Red Orbit - Jul 18 2014]
The Food Industry Lobby Groups Behind the New... [Published Mother Jones - Jul 18 2014]
The Food Industry Lobby Groups Behind the New S... [Published MoJo Articles | Mother Jones - Jul 18 2014]
Energy Drink 'Cocktails' May Boost Desire to Dr... [Published Bio-Medicine - Jul 17 2014]
Washingtonian Wins the Summer with AT&T Best of... [Published Media Bistro - Jul 17 2014]
SF poised to place soda tax on November ballot [Published San Francisco Examiner - Jul 17 2014]
San Francisco supes committee supports soda tax... [Published KTVU - Jul 17 2014]
InterBev, FMI Connect highlight retail channel ... [Published Beverage Industry - Jul 16 2014]
US sugar users oppose efforts to broker Mexico ... [Published CNBC - Jul 15 2014]
Water Resources Reform and Development Act of 2014 [Published Norton Rose Canada - Jul 14 2014]
Two Calif. cities make latest bid to tax sugary... [Published Boston Globe - Jul 13 2014]
California preps for soda tax showdown [Published Japan Times - Jul 11 2014]
Proposed New Drunk Driving Legislation [Published WJET - Jul 09 2014]
Is Sugar a 'Poison'? FDA Seeks Warning Labels [Published Rohnert Park-Cotati Patch - Jul 09 2014]
Successful start for InterBev Beverage [Published Nestor - Jul 09 2014]
One drink. 2 donuts. Same sugar. [Published CNN - Jul 09 2014]
AT&T Best of Washington Happy Hour at Bethesda Row [Published Washingtonian.com - Jul 08 2014]
Berkeley, Calif., may be first city to tax soda [Published Minneapolis Star Tribune - Jul 06 2014]
Nation’s first soda tax could come to Berkeley [Published Columbia Daily Herald - Jul 06 2014]
Nation’s first soda tax could come to Berkeley [Published Washington Post - Jul 03 2014]
Student debt exaggerations; taking on president... [Published Oregonian - Jul 03 2014]
What Does It Take To Be a ‘Top Workplace’? [Published Associations Now - Jul 03 2014]
Berkeley City Council sweet on sugary drink tax [Published Daily Californian - Jul 03 2014]
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San Francisco Will Vote On Soda Tax in November [Published TIME.com - 8 hours ago]
San Francisco lawmakers voted Tuesday to advance a proposal to tax sugary sodas. If voters approve the measure in November, the tax will become the first of its kind in the nation. “In San Francisco, we set examples,” said Board of Supervisors President ...
The Food Industry Lobby Groups Behind the New S... [Published MoJo Articles | Mother Jones - Jul 18 2014]
There's plenty to be glad about in the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 , and some of the law's standards for school lunches went into effect this month. But as my colleague Kiera Butler has reported , something is wrong when when those standards ...
The crucial FDA nutrition label battle you prob... [Published Ezra Klein - Jul 02 2014]
The devil is in the details. (FDA) At the beginning of this year, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration made an announcement. For the first time in more than a two decades, the FDA was mulling over making significant changes to the Nutrition Facts ...
Court Won’t Reinstate New York City’s Big-Soda Ban [Published TIME.com - Jun 26 2014]
ALBANY, N.Y. — Guzzlers prevailed Thursday as New York’s highest court refused to reinstate New York City’s ban on the sale of big sodas, ruling that the city’s health department overstepped its bounds when approved the 16-ounce cap on sugary beverages. ...
Court Won’t Reinstate New York City’s Big-Soda Ban [Published The Curious Capitalist - Jun 26 2014]
ALBANY, N.Y. — Guzzlers prevailed Thursday as New York’s highest court refused to reinstate New York City’s ban on the sale of big sodas, ruling that the city’s health department overstepped its bounds when approved the 16-ounce cap on sugary beverages. ...
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Low-Calorie Sweeteners Effective Weight Control... [Published PR Newswire - Feb 03 2014]
Aspartame Passes Stiff Review by European Food ... [Published PR Newswire - Dec 10 2013]
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