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Jelly Belly sued by woman claiming she didn’t know jelly beans contain sugar

May 24, 2017 by


 (iStock) When it comes to food, it turns out you can sue over just about anything these days. A California woman is suing the makers of Jelly Belly jelly beans, claiming she was tricked into believing one of the company’s candy products was free of sugar. The plaintiff, Jessica Gomez of San Bernadino County, first […]

No more than 6 teaspoons of sugar a day for kids

August 24, 2016 by


By Jacqueline Howard Mary Poppins may need to find a new tactic to make the medicine go down. Children 2 to 18 should consume no more than about six teaspoons of added sugars in their daily diets, according to new recommendations from the American Heart Association. Researchers called limiting a child’s added sugar consumption to […]

A new study comes down hard on honey

September 17, 2015 by


Turns out that whole thing about honey being a “nectar of the gods” might be false advertising. In this month’s Journal of Nutrition, a team of nutritionists report that they came upon a surprising discovery while studying different sweeteners to see just how much worse high-fructose corn syrup is, diabetes- and obesity-wise. They found there […]

Coke Tries to Sugarcoat the Truth on Calories

August 14, 2015 by


The Coca-Cola Company, which has suffered a large decline in consumption of sugary sodas as consumers worry about obesity, has formed a new organization to emphasize exercise as the best way to control obesity and to play down the importance of cutting calories. Coke and other beverage makers have long funneled money to industry-leaning scientists […]

Whole Foods sued over false advertising of sugar in goods

July 15, 2015 by


Just weeks after getting called out for overcharging customers for prepackaged food items, Whole Foods is in trouble again for allegedly mislabeling baked goods. A class action suit filed in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri in April by plaintiff Lois Bryant alleges that the high end grocer has been misleading customers […]

Sugary drinks linked to 180,000 deaths a year, study says

July 1, 2015 by


By Robert Gebelhoff Scientists are asking people across the globe to lay off sugary drinks, linking the consumption to an estimated 184,000 adult deaths each year, including more than 25,000 Americans. Overall, that means one in every 100 deaths from obesity-related diseases is caused by sugary beverages, according to a study published Monday in the journal Circulation. The study, […]

Dairy Queen nixes sugary drinks on kids’ menu

May 15, 2015 by


Dairy Queen is removing sugary drinks from its children’s menu, bowing to a request from health advocates. The ice-cream and fast-food chain will remove soft drinks, including the neon colored Arctic Rush frozen beverage, from its kids’ menu and replace them with healthier options such as bottled water and milk. The move was announced by […]