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Another Mayor Proposes Soda Tax To Fight Obesity

AP | Posted 02.10.2014 | Politics

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — New Haven Mayor Toni Harp wants the state to impose a soda tax to battle obesity. Harp says a 2 percent tax on high-calorie...

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...

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...

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.

Picking Up the Tab for Medical Care: Who Should Pay?

Carole Carson | Posted 07.17.2011 | Politics
Carole Carson

Americans must address the question of who will foot the bill for rising medical costs. Even as we complain about mounting healthcare bills, we are reluctant to adopt healthier lifestyle habits to reduce costs.

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.

New Drink Tax Widely Opposed

AP | ALAN FRAM | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — A push for new taxes on soda, beer and wine to help pay for Americans' health care is stirring up more than just the beverage industry....