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Liquid Sugar

Why the Soda Tax Is So Important

Jeff Ritterman, MD | Posted 01.13.2015 | Green
Jeff Ritterman, MD

The Berkeley soda tax victory is a successful example of an empowered community insisting that the health of its children come before the profits of transnational corporations. If Berkeley can crush Big Soda, other cities can too. And if Big Soda can be defeated, other mega-corporations can too!

Big Soda Misinforms California's Senators

Jeff Ritterman, MD | Posted 06.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Jeff Ritterman, MD

On April 9, the Health Committee of the California State Senate passed Senate Bill 1000 (Monning), the Soda Warning Label Bill by a vote of 5-2. The ...

The Science Driving a Soda Tax

Dr. Harold Goldstein | Posted 02.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Harold Goldstein

Passing taxes is never an easy proposition. Given the preponderance of science and research describing the damage liquid sugar is doing to our health and our communities, soda taxes offer an ideal platform to educate and engage voters in this critical public health issue.

The American Relationship With Sugary Drinks: It's Complicated

Posted 06.07.2012 | Healthy Living

Contrary to their image as the defiant, Big Gulp-gripping masses, a majority of Americans understand that sugary drinks such as soda, fruit drinks, co...