Mars talks up cocoa's medicinal potential
Mars Inc. said yesterday it is holding "serious discussions with large pharmaceutical companies" about the development of a line of cocoa-based prescription drugs that could help treat diabetes, some forms of dementia and other ailments.
Organic success no tease for Steaz Soda
Steaz Soda pledges to be "good for you," with the first USDA-certified organic soda on the market. The company uses "pure" water, organic cane juice and Ceylon green tea, and no preservatives, colorings or ingredients like high-fructose corn syrup.
Drink yourself skinny?
A handful of entrepreneurs aim to take the term "diet drink" to a whole new level, promising to speed metabolism, burn calories, and aid in weight loss.
Soft drink industry weighs restrictions on school sales
With pressure from health advocates mounting, Coca-Cola, Pepsi and the rest of the soft drink industry are considering a voluntary ban on carbonated soft drinks in elementary and middle schools and restrictions on sales in high schools.