Rockstar Energy Drink targets beverage laws

By Dave Levinthal

Energy drink maker hires sizable government affairs team to influence beverage laws.

The food lobby's war on a soda tax

By Christine Spolar and Joe Eaton

Washington lobbyists have been enjoying a multi-million-dollar sugar rush from the food industry. Soft drink makers, supermarket companies,

Excerpts from this story referencing "New":

"… ngeles to examine the link between childhood obesity and sugary drinks. In New York, Gov. David Paterson has revived the idea of a sugared beverage tax a …"

"… umed by children and adolescents, according to an April 2009 report in the New England Journal of Medicine.“For each extra can or glass of sugared beve …"

"… hology at Yale University, and Thomas R. Frieden, a physician who was then New York City health commissioner and now heads the U.S. Centers for Disease C …"

"… care and generally are too low to affect consumption, according to another New England Journal of Medicine article. The Center for Science in the Public …"

As soda tax bubbles up, food lobby mobilizes

By Christine Spolar and Joe Eaton

Industry groups spent more than $24M this year to sway lawmakers

Excerpts from this story referencing "New":

"… ngeles to examine the link between childhood obesity and sugary drinks. In New York, Gov. David Paterson has revived the idea of a sugared beverage tax a …"

"… by children and adolescents, according to an April 2009report in the New England Journal of Medicine.“For each extra can or glass of sugared beve …"

"… hology at Yale University, and Thomas R. Frieden, a physician who was then New York City health commissioner and now heads the U.S. Centers for Disease C …"

"… care and generally are too low to affect consumption, according to another New England Journal of Medicine article. The Center for Science in the Public …"