How Did Philadelphia Soda Tax Happen?


How did the soda tax, such a reviled and embattled piece of legislation, come into effect in Philadelphia? It was a compromise.

Soda Tax — The Philadelphia Story


Philadelpia Mayor Jim Kenney supported soda tax for its revenue potential, not to prevent obesity. Does it matter, as long as it’s working?

More About Berkeley’s Soda Tax


Studies show that Berkeley had kept its word regarding the soda tax proceeds. A lot of it was spent on children’s health programs.

Berkeley and Its Soda Tax


With the city’s low consumption and high income, Berkeley’s soda tax data might not have much bearing on the possibilities for other cities.

Soda Tax, Sin Tax


We are looking at how the cities across U.S. are using soda tax revenue to fund anti-childhood obesity measures and public health programs.

Sin Tax, Soda Tax


Some officials and citizens see “sin” taxation as the most effective way to deter behavior. Others see it as an annoying intrusion by the nanny state.

Lessons Learned


The state of Arkansas tried to implement mandatory BMI screenings in schools, which was met with objections from parents on privacy grounds.

Obesity, Quality of Life, and China’s One Child Policy


Are Chinese kids obese? Are they miserable? Some recent studies looked at the consequences of China’s One Child Policy.

More on Keeping an Eye on the CDC


Sometimes, when corporations offer financial aid, they may have shady motives, and the intent to exert improper and harmful influence on the political side.

Coca-Cola and the Government — Why So Suspicious?


This post talks about the International Food Information Council, a propaganda arm of the Coca-Cola Company and the American Beverage Association, among others.

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