| Mar 12, 2013
| 12:31 PM
The beverage industry is claiming victory after a New York City judge on Monday overturned a ban on super-size sodas and sugary drinks Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg had championed as a way to combat obesity among residents. But the battle is hardly over. Mr....
| Mar 25, 2013
| 9:35 AM
A bill meant to boost recycling of drink cans and bottles by charging a nickel deposit on them died in the House Environmental Matters Committee Monday.
The measure, HB1085, sponsored by the committee's chairwoman, Del. Maggie McIntosh, a Baltimore city...
| Apr 1, 2013
| 11:10 AM
Unlike those of us who merely sip wine and try to appreciate it, Paul Lukacs has channeled his passion for the drink into a second career, one in which he's increasingly recognized as one of this country's most authoritative voices on the topic.
| May 21, 2012
| 6:49 AM
When the first Wine in the Woods festival was being planned in 1992, Ellicott City restaurateur Fernand Tersiguel suggested organizers add enlightenment to their goals for the event. This weekend, as the wine festival marks its 20th anniversary in...
| May 31, 2012
| 3:00 PM
New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg proposed this week a first-of-its-kind ban on the sale of large-sized sodas and other sugary beverages at restaurants and other outlets, but don’t look to Baltimore to immediately follow suit.
Though studies say...
| Jun 9, 2012
| 5:20 PM
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's proposed increase to the city's tax on bottle beverages is expected to move forward Monday after being corked up for months by a City Council committee.
Council members, led by Council Vice President Edward Reisinger,...
| Jun 10, 2012
| 1:58 PM
Edwin C. "Pop" Fry, a longtime Kent County farmer who was active in agricultural affairs, died June 1 of pulmonary disease at Washington Hospital Center in Washington. He was 88.
The son of farmers, Mr. Fry was born in Washington and raised in...
| Jun 11, 2012
| 6:46 PM
An increase to Baltimore's bottle tax — the linchpin of Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's plan to raise funds to renovate the city's decrepit school buildings — received preliminary approval from the City Council Monday, likely assuring the...
| Jul 3, 2012
| 1:57 PM
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A leading U.S. cancer lobby group is urging the Surgeon General to conduct a sweeping study of the impact of sugar-sweetened beverages on consumer health, saying such drinks play major role in the nation's obesity crisis and require...
| Oct 15, 2012
| 8:25 AM
The food and beverage industry has made some major moves in recent days in the struggle over super-sweet products.
Major cereal-makers Nestle and General Mills pledged to cut sugar and salt content in children's breakfast cereals abroad, while soda and...
| Nov 14, 2012
| 12:38 PM
Starbucks Coffee Co. will buy Teavana Holdings Inc. for $620 million in cash as the coffee giant powers deeper into the tea market.
The $15.50-a-share price is lower than the $17 a share at which Teavana was priced for its public debut last July. The...