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Obesity Tax

UN Report Supports Taxes On Junk Food

Posted 03.13.2012 | Food

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...

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...

Why We Should Tax Soda

Susan Yager | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Susan Yager

There is no question about it, smoking is bad for your health. But obesity is, perhaps, worse. And yet, we heavily tax tobacco but not soda.

Germany Proposes A 'Fat Tax' To Cover Healthcare Costs

AOL News | Hugh Collins | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Marco Wanderwitz, a conservative member of parliament for the German state of Saxony, said it is unfair and unsustainable for the taxpayer to carry th...

Can You Tax Away Obesity?

Dr. Pamela Peeke | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Pamela Peeke

Can a beverage tax really solve America's battle with the bulge? Of course not, and worse still, such taxes may have the opposite effect.