Berkeley and Its Soda Tax

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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?

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

Keeping an Eye on the CDC

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Coke’s ability to permeate every nook and crevice of life on planet Earth is uncanny, and we’ve been looking into its relationship with CDC.

Coca-Cola and the CDC

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We’ve been following the developments around the appointment of Dr. Brenda Fitzgerald as director of the CDC and its relationship with the Coca-Cola Company.

New CDC Leadership Has Critics

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At the CDC, Dr. Brenda Fitzgerald took over a government agency which Coca-Cola executives have been fairly open about their attempts to influence.

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