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Getting Into Bed With Big Soda: How Labor Helped Win a Vote for More Obesity

Steve Early | Posted 11.07.2012 | San Francisco
Steve Early

Ten years from now, taxing soda will probably be about as controversial as putting health warnings on cigarette packages. Let's hope that long before then, labor gets its head out of the sand about America's epidemic of obesity.

Voters Reject Soda Tax Ballot Initiatives

The Huffington Post | Joe Satran | Posted 11.08.2012 | Home

Voters in two midsized California cities rejected ballot iniatives that would have levied citywide taxes on soda Tuesday night. In Richmond, just acro...

Will Taxes Force People To Be Healthier?

| Posted 11.05.2012 | Los Angeles

This article comes to us courtesy of California Watch By Christina Jewett A tax on soda would carry the greatest health benefits for black and L...

Soda Tax or Free Fruits and Veggies?

Darrin Nordahl | Posted 11.07.2012 | Politics
Darrin Nordahl

For all its good intention, the soda tax will undoubtedly ignite a bitter debate. Why not try a more palatable policy, such as swapping out azaleas and petunias for apples and peas?

The Soda Games

Dr. Maya Rockeymoore | Posted 10.28.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Maya Rockeymoore

Ironically, much of the commercial advertising during the Olympics featured leading contributors to the obesity epidemic: unhealthy food and sugary beverages.

The Masterminds Behind the Phony Anti-Soda Tax Coalitions

Nancy Huehnergarth | Posted 09.02.2012 | Home
Nancy Huehnergarth

Last week, a so-called "grassroots" coalition, New Yorkers for Beverage Choices, emerged to oppose the mayor's measure. But an investigation by the Republic Report found that the coalition is entirely the creation of the American Beverage Association.

War On Soda Reaches Los Angeles

The Huffington Post | Kathleen Miles | Posted 06.20.2012 | Los Angeles

Los Angeles parks and libraries could soon be soda-free. When Councilman Mitch Englander discovered that his daughter was unable to buy anything bu...

Fight Over East Bay Soda Tax Gets Ugly

| Posted 08.14.2012 | San Francisco

This article comes to us courtesy of California Watch. By William Harless RICHMOND - A powerful Washington, D.C., trade organization that repres...

Health Justice and the Skinny on Sugar-Laden Beverages

Dr. Craig Andrade | Posted 08.06.2012 | College
Dr. Craig Andrade

My rebuttal to all the arguments against promoting less sugary drinks is that it's time for a bigger helping of health justice. We need to create an environment where living healthy is the default choice.

Has Mayor Bloomberg Outsmarted the Beverage Industry?

Nancy Huehnergarth | Posted 08.01.2012 | Home
Nancy Huehnergarth

Mayor Bloomberg has ensured that his sugary drink portion cap won't be so easy to kill. And it already has the country talking, initiating a national discussion about sugary drink portion sizes, obesity and how far government should go to protect the health of its citizens and the health of our fragile economy.

Bloomberg vs. Big Soda: Portion Size, Paternalism and Politics

Bettina Elias Siegel | Posted 08.01.2012 | Home
Bettina Elias Siegel

Forbidding people outright to buy the size of soda they desire strikes me as paternalistic, intrusive and likely to fuel resentment. There may also be problems implementing the ban.

Unjunking Ourselves!

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 07.31.2012 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

We are, no doubt, all familiar with the expression "you are what you eat," but given how most of us eat, it's quite clear we don't take it very seriously.

East Bay City Puts Controversial Soda Tax On November Ballot

AP | Posted 07.17.2012 | San Francisco

RICHMOND, Calif. -- Voters in Richmond are set to decide whether to make the San Francisco Bay area city the nation's first municipality to tax soda a...

Public Policy and Obesity

Lora Rosenblum | Posted 07.07.2012 | College
Lora Rosenblum

What was it that calorie labeling had that the soda tax did not -- or vice versa -- and more generally, what does this say about the current opportunity for obesity related legislation?

Will A New Tax On Soda Help Young, Obese Chicagoans?

Posted 05.01.2012 | Chicago

Chicago aldermen on Tuesday are slated to consider increasing a tax on soda and other sugary beverages in the city. The resolution proposing a tax ...

UN Report Supports Taxes On Junk Food

Posted 03.13.2012 | Home

Most of the overlap between the food world and the United Nations' mandate is about life-threatening hunger. The UN steps in to facilitate the distrib...

Alderman Proposes Tax Hike On Soda, Sugary Drinks

Posted 02.17.2012 | Chicago

A Chicago alderman on Thursday introduced a resolution calling on the City Council to look into a new tax on soft drinks and energy drinks -- a propos...

Save Lives, Tax Soda

Maria Rodale | Posted 03.18.2012 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Wendy Gordon, pioneer in the green consumer movement Forty-five can be a sizeable number. Especially when it's the number of gal...

Joe Satran

Soda Taxes Might Save 2,600 Lives A Year

HuffingtonPost.com | Joe Satran | Posted 01.16.2012 | Home

People get emotional when you bring up the idea of a soda tax. Proponents of the tax are quick to compare it to excise taxes on cigarettes. They argue...

Save Lives, Tax Soda

Wendy Gordon | Posted 03.12.2012 | Politics
Wendy Gordon

Let's make 2012 the year we get smart about taxes, and tax less of those things we want more of, like jobs and income, and more of the things we want less of, like health damaging sugars. You can have your cake, just pay for it.

Sugary Beverages and Their Bitter Effects

Eric Ding, Ph.D. | Posted 01.23.2012 | Healthy Living
Eric Ding, Ph.D.

I'm often asked the question, "What is the single most harmful food in our diet today?" The evidence is mounting that it is the excess consumption of sugary beverages in our diet.

Coca-Cola Protests New Tax On Sugary Sodas

AP | Posted 11.08.2011 | Business

By Associated Press PARIS -- Coca-Cola said Thursday it has suspended plans for a euro17 million ($24 million) investment in France to protest a ta...

The Case For Taxing Soda And Subsidizing Produce

NYTimes.com | by MARK BITTMAN | Posted 09.24.2011 | Home

What will it take to get Americans to change our eating habits? The need is indisputable, since heart disease, diabetes and cancer are all in large pa...

Junk Food Companies Pay Scientists To Fudge Nutrition Research

Posted 08.23.2011 | Home

Yet another major long-term study, this one published in the New England Journal of Medicine, has conclusively demonstrated the link between weight ga...

Sugary Drinks Dull Tastebuds, Increase Cravings

The Huf | Catherine Pearson | Posted 08.09.2011 | Healthy Living

An apple a day keeps the doctor away, and just two sugary drinks can have the opposite effect. According to the Guardian, UK researchers are sugges...