Lobbyistic Nonsense

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Today we consider an example of the type of resistance the Center for Digital Democracy and other advocacy groups have been up against.

Sugar Tax and Scandal in the U.K.

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The U.K. government has been pushing erroneous messages, resulting in increased consumption of low-fat junk food, and people are getting fatter and fatter.

Meet the Good Guys — the Center for Digital Democracy

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A lot of money is being spent to exert power over unformed, impressionable minds, and for only one reason — profit.

Battle Lines Hotly Discussed

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Childhood Obesity News has been looking back at how things were several years ago, regarding the struggle between the government and the food industry. Dr. Pretlow reflected, at the time: Ideally, all food advertising directed at children should be banned. Food advertising directed at children is, in truth, enticement rather than advertising. Only highly pleasurable foods […]

Government and Corporations Locked in Battle

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Giant multinational corporations like Nestle and Coca-Cola decide what is in the food, how much of it to make available, and how much it will cost.

Drama in the United Kingdom

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Some proponents are leveraging their support for the proposed sugar tax against assurances the the government will do more to curb obesity.

U.K. Sugar Tax Opponents Have Their Say

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The sugar tax opponents in the U.K. will diplomatically concede that a sugar tax might work — if sugar were the sole cause of obesity — which, alas, it is not.

The U.K. Moves Closer to Sugar Tax

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The UK is Europe’s third most obese nation, groaning under the expense of obesity-related illness. Will the long-awaited sugar tax change anything?

Mexican Sugar Tax Activists Walk on the Wild Side

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Coca-Cola uses bribery, intimidation and coercive campaigns to squash the rivals and those trying to reduce soda consumption in Central and South Americas.

Mexico As Soda Tax Lighthouse

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Whenever the idea of taxing sugar-sweetened beverages to prevent obesity is discussed people react by asking for studies. Problem is, there aren’t many.

Childhood Obesity News | OVERWEIGHT: What Kids Say | Dr. Robert A. Pretlow
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