Rockstar Energy Drink targets beverage laws

By Dave Levinthal

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

Excerpts from this story referencing "Food and Drug Administration":

"… nds such as "Rockstar Juiced" and "Rockstar Punched." And it comes as the Food and Drug Administration is investigating the safety of energy drinks. Lawmakers, including Se …"

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 "Chuck Grassley":

"… large producer of sugar beets. Iowa, the home state of ranking Republican Chuck Grassley, is the nation’s largest producer of corn.“It ran into a committee wit …"

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 "advertising campaign":

"… s and chocolate milk.About $5 million of the money was spent on a national advertising campaign aimed at Capitol Hill lawmakers and promoting a newly formed coalition cal …"