Sugar tax?

The notion of a sugar tax has undoubtedly had impact. But how feasible is such a tax, and what effect would it have? Lawyer Jessica Burt recently wrote a Guardian article A sugar tax won’t work. And here’s why. Following on...
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Coca-Cola ingredients: High fructose corn syrup (HFCS) & sugar

A standard 330ml can of coke contains no nutrients other than 139kcal-worth of energy. A McDonald’s ‘standard’ coke, however, is 950ml and contains 400kcal, a fifth of our daily energy requirement. My understanding is that there isn’t any high fructose corn...
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Coca-cola ingredients

The word ‘coca-cola’ comes from two of the ingredients in the original formulation — cocaine from the ‘coca’ leaf, and ‘cola’, caffeine from the kola nut. Today’s coke contains:
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My formal ban on soft drinks, pop and fruit juices

Tap-water is next-to-nothing in cost and zero calories . . . An important new report says "there is evidence that sugars sweetened beverages should be consumed in minimal (i.e. infrequently and in small) amounts". And "there needs to be a...
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