The Senate Agriculture Committee approved legislation Wednesday to enhance the quality of nutrition in federal feeding programs, including provisions that would help reverse the decline of milk consumption in schools.
San Francisco supervisors who backed a tax on soda and other sugar-sweetened beverages in the have taken up a different strategy in their fight against sugar by proposing legislations that would make the city the first to require warning labels on advertising for these type of beverages, according to reports from the San Francisco Chronicle.
Despite an increase in organic revenue, rising sales and overall company growth, PepsiCo—which announced a higher quarterly profit Thursday—revealed sales in Mexico were down 3 percent, largely in part to new taxes on junk food.
In a close vote, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors approved placing a two-cent-per-ounce tax on sugar-sweetened beverages on the ballot for the upcoming November election, according to the Associated Press.
Three members of Congress, US Sen. Edward Markey (D-MA), US Rep. Lois Capps (D-CA) and US Rep. Grace Meng (D-NY), are calling for a ban of Bisphenol A (BPA) and other toxic chemicals that can be found in food packaging.