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April 17, 2018

 

Philadelphians Drink Less Sugary Soda, More Water, After Tax

A new study suggests that residents of Philadelphia are 40 percent less likely to drink sweetened beverages daily compared with people in cities that don't have a soda tax in place.

June 21, 2017

 

Soda Taxes Making Ripples

Several municipalities across the US are looking into benefits and side effects of soda taxes that have recently passed or are now going into effect.

April 11, 2017

 

Obesity Shifts To Low Income Families In Mexico

Historically, prevalence of obesity in Mexico was associated with higher socioeconomic status. A new study shows that's changing, and impacting teen girls.

April 6, 2017

 

Judges Take Up Big Soda’s Suit To Abolish Philly’s Sugar Tax

An appeals court hears arguments Wednesday on the future of Philadelphia's landmark tax on sweetened drinks.

April 6, 2017

 

Soda Taxes And Small Candy Bars: Two Countries Fight Sugar

The U.K. and Canada released reports last month detailing efforts to reduce sugar consumption in their respective countries, with two different approaches.

March 14, 2017

 

How A Maryland County Cut Soda Sales Without A Soda Tax

Over three years, a campaign urged Howard County, Md., residents to pare back on sugary drinks. And it worked.

March 2, 2017

 

Philadelphia Soda Sales Drop To Half After Soda Tax

The tax, implemented on Jan. 1, is aimed at curbing soda consumption while generating revenue for city infrastructure and education projects.

November 10, 2016

 

Voters In 4 Cities Pass Soda Tax Measures

Three cities in California, as well as Boulder, Colo., adopted taxes on sugary drinks, a move aimed at combating obesity.

October 31, 2016

 

Soda Taxes: Coming Soon To A City Near You?

Three California cities are voting on one-cent-per-ounce soda taxes, while Boulder, Colorado's two-cent-per-fluid-ounce tax would be the highest in the country.

August 24, 2016

 

Berkeley’s Soda Tax Appears To Cut Consumption

A new study finds the nation's first soda tax succeeded in cutting consumption of sugary drinks, but it's uncertain if the effect will be permanent.

August 4, 2016

 

Study Says Grocery Tax Affects Low-Income Families

The three states with the highest level of food insecurity are Mississippi, Arkansas and Alabama - and all three states have a high grocery tax in place.

June 15, 2016

 

UPDATE: Philly Now Largest City With Approved Soda Tax

The Philadelphia City Council voted last week in favor of a 1.5-cent-per-ounce tax on sodas and other artificially sweetened drinks.

May 11, 2016

 

Philly Soda Tax Campaign Finds Friend In Bloomberg

Former New York City Michael Bloomberg is pledging his money and support for the proposed Philadelphia soda tax.

April 1, 2016

 

Farmers’ Markets: What’s In A Name?

In this week's podcast, Jennifer Meta-Robinson describes why the placement of the apostrophe is important to her definition of "farmers' markets."

March 31, 2016

 

Philly Soda Tax: Third Time’s A Charm?

In the U.S., soda taxes haven't had the impact activists had hoped for, but globally it's a different story.

September 7, 2015

 

Study: Gains From Berkeley Soda Tax Smaller Than Expected

A new study reveals that a tax on sugary drinks implemented in Berkeley, California has increased soda prices much less than expected.

December 23, 2014

 

Food Fights Heat Up In 2014

Tussles over GMO label bills, soda taxes, school lunch standards and secret cameras in stockyards marked 2014 as an exciting year for food watchers.

November 6, 2014

 

Berkeley Succeeds In Passing First Soda Tax

But another California city, San Francisco, saw its proposed law to tax sugary beverages go down in defeat.

November 4, 2014

 

Election Day Food Round-Up: GMOs Take Center Stage

On Election Day, GMOs are a hot topic in Colorado, Oregon and Maui.

December 12, 2012

Baby Steps 

Finally, Kids Are Losing Weight

For the first time in thirty years, studies are showing declines in childhood obesity rates.

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