Researcher: I Never Said Energy Drinks Are Dangerous (I Left That to My Colleague)

Source: Forbes, December 5, 2013 The leader of a research team that measured the acute effects of energy drinks on heart function emphasizes that he never said those effects were dangerous, although press coverage of the study viewed the findings with alarm. Responding to criticism from Monster Beverage, which called the study “alarmist and misleading,” University of Bonn radiologist Daniel Thomas tells Food Navigator:…

The Dangers of a Soda Tax

  Discussing the problems with a soda tax is both easy and difficult. It is easy because the main argument is fairly obvious: If taxing soda in the name of public health is a legitimate function of government, then there is no functional limit on what government can do under the guise of public health.…