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Sugar Tax

Soda Taxes Can Work. Here's How.

The Huffington Post | Kevin Short | Posted 06.02.2014 | Business

Soda taxes can work, according to a new study. We've just been proposing the wrong type. A new study published in the American Journal of Agricultu...

There's An Easy Way To Fight Obesity, But Conservatives Will HATE It

The Huffington Post | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business

A simple tax could be a big tool in ending America's obesity epidemic. Adding a 20-percent tax on sugar would cut Americans' total caloric intake b...

Death vs. Taxes: Does One Delay the Other?

Steve Heilig | Posted 12.23.2012 | Politics
Steve Heilig

We're told death and taxes are unavoidable; is it ironic that by not having enough of the latter we get more of the former?

Still Sour: Sugar Politics vs. Health and the Economy

Steve Heilig | Posted 06.09.2012 | Healthy Living
Steve Heilig

The sugar status quo is increasingly bitter, rather than sweet. But it's profitable for some folks, even if others have to pay, and thus change seems long in coming. I suspect that eventually, however, good sense will win out here.

The Not So Sweet Story Of Sugar

Paula Daniels | Posted 02.08.2012 | Food
Paula Daniels

Hawaii's agricultural fertility drew the intense attraction of the sugar industry, fueled their interest in controlling her lands and laws, and led to the taking of Hawaii's government, at gunpoint, in 1893.

The New Policy Battlefield: All Eyes On Coca-Cola And Social Media PR

Martin Luz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Martin Luz

If you want to see how future national policy wars will be fought, keep your eye on Coca-Cola and the American Beverage Association. Over the next few years sugar will become the new tobacco.

I'd Like to Buy the World a Coke - And Slap It With a Big Fat Sugar Tax

Adam Hanft | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Adam Hanft

I wouldn't be surprised at all if local sugar-and-fructose taxes start appearing in city after city, as one politician after another races to jump on the bandwagon.