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Coca-Cola drops BVO (brominated vegetable oil) from Powerade

Coca-Cola removing BVO from Powerade

By Elaine WATSON

UPDATED - Coca-Cola is removing BVO (brominated vegetable oil) from Powerade and other products by the end of this year.

Millennials, food shopping & smartphones: Are you up to speed?

Millennials, food shopping and smartphones: Are you up to speed?

By Elaine WATSON

They’re addicted to their smartphones, big fans of social networking sites, and more likely than their parents to buy store brands. But what else do we know about Millennials - the 100 million Americans born between 1980 and 2000?

Kellogg CEO: We need to get Kashi back on track

Kellogg CEO: We need to get Kashi back on track

By Elaine WATSON

Kashi has lost some distribution in the past 12-18 months, but brand owner Kellogg says it will prove to consumers that Kashi is still a pioneer in the field of ‘progressive nutrition’.

CSPI's Jim O'Hara: “The bottom line is, controlling portion size is a commonsense approach to the public health crisis we’re facing. We know that portion size influences peoples’ consumption, and we know that portion sizes have risen dramatically over the years.

Bloomberg’s proposed soda cap gets new life

By Maggie Hennessy

Two amicus (friend of the court) legal briefs have been filed in support of New York City’s proposed cap on sugary drink portions, saying the rule is a sensible step toward stemming the tide of obesity, diabetes and other diet-related chronic illnesses. 

CA soda warning label shelved

CA soda warning label shelved

By Maggie Hennessy

A California Senate bill that would mandate warning labels on sugary beverages was put on hold Monday over concerns about the cost of implementing the legislation.

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