After heated debate, the Colorado state Senate passed a bill that removes a tax exemption on sweetened beverages and candy. The bill goes back to the House for a check on wording, and then to the governor's desk to be signed.
An instant shake made with partly defatted peanut flour could be a viable alternative to meal-replacement and protein shakes, scientists say. Because the flour is not sticky, it can easily be mixed with other ingredients to make a dry-ingredient powder, they say.
A review of existing literature indicates dark chocolate consumption reduces the likelihood of stroke and lessens the risk of death after a stroke. However, the studies are far from conclusive, and the scientists note that chocolate is high in saturated fat, a factor in heart disease.
Waiwera Artesian Water will be distributed in the U.S., Mexico and the Caribbean by Brandco, a beverage-marketing company based in Los Angeles. The company plans to invest up to $8 million during the course of 2010 to 2011 on marketing and promotion, with initial efforts focusing on California and Hawaii.
Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air flights will serve Coca-Cola products starting March 1, ending a yearlong deal with the Jones Soda Co. Airline officials said the change is being made after customer requests.