California Considers A Warning Label On Sugary Drinks

When the science is this conclusive, the state of California has a responsibility to take steps to protect consumers, he said. I think there will still be opposition from industry, but well probably have stronger support in the legislature, Monning said. Industry opposition Business groups such as the American Beverage Association, which represents industry leaders such as Coca-Cola Co, PepsiCo Inc. and Dr Pepper Snapple Group Inc., have a track continue record of fighting off efforts to clamp down on high-calorie beverages. In New York City in 2012, then-Mayor Michael Bloomberg spearheaded a ban on sales of large sugary drinks, but the move was declared illegal by a state judge after a legal challenge by soft drink makers and a restaurant group. New Yorks highest court has agreed to hear an appeal. Strong industry opposition helped kill soda tax proposals in two other California cities, as well as in the ski resort town of Telluride, Colo. More: