Lobbyistic Nonsense


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.


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


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


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


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


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


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


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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