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The beverage industry disagrees but has invested $1.4 million just in case.
Sacramento lawmakers are currently considering a measure to tack a one-cent surcharge on to every fluid ounce of sugary drink.
A penny-per-ounce penalty seeks to help fund playgrounds, sports fields, and an anti-obesity program for kids.
Plus: Freebirds burrito chain scores 27 new locations in the Midwest; and North Philly club-goer gunned down, all in our morning news roundup.
Plus: Quizno's expands to the Philippines; and Food Lion will close more than 100 stores nationwide, all in our morning news roundup.
The administration said it will combat the obesity program in its own way.
Plus: Lady Gaga's meat dress lands at the Rock and Roll Hall of fame; and Ferran Adria shills for Pepsi, all in our morning news roundup.
The Le Bec-Fin owner gave the kids some cues on cooking and dug deep to help keep their culinary program afloat.
Plus: President Obama raffles off an opportunity to enjoy dinner with him; and chain restaurants are stepping up their smartphone apps, all in our morning news roundup.
Soda Industry and City Council Members Oppose Funding Schools With Soda Tax; Veggie Burgers Gain Wider Acceptance at Burger Chains
Plus: Sleepiness makes fatty foods more tempting; and a Georgia woman calls 911 because she received the wrong Chinese-food order, all in our morning news roundup.
Plus: Mothers suffer the most in families that go hungry; and apples rank highest in produce contaminated by pesticide, all in out morning news roundup.
Nutter’s Ultimatum: Soda Tax or Increased Property Taxes; Too Much Coffee Can Lead to Auditory Hallucinations
Plus: Scientists are very close to producing "super wheat"; and McDonald's in Europe gets hip to sustainable fish, all in our morning news roundup.
Beverage Industry Launches a Campaign Against Mayor Nutter and Calls For Soda Tax; Groupon Gets in on the Grocery Game
Plus: Restaurants cater to anti-social patrons with online ordering; and the U.N. says high food costs are here to stay, all in our morning news roundup.
Nutter Proposes Soda Tax to Close City Schools’ Budget Gap; Was Bin Laden Taken Out With a Pork Bullet?
Plus: Kids in California spend 24 hours in a Denny's to set a Guinness World Record; and fast food jobs become desirable in the tough economy, all in our morning news roundup.
Though the proposed tax on soda is long dead, the city's Department of Health is behind a new fight against sugary beverages.
Plus pork bell prices reach an all-time high, and New Hampshire's oldest family-operated farm goes out of business, all in our morning news roundup.
A one night stand in L.A. may have lead to a baby for a soccer superstar, while Baltic divers unearth 200 year-old bubbly.
The health freaks had much less money to spend on ineffective advertising.