Soda Tax/Food Politics

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Why the Soda Tax Lost in San Francisco

Posted November 6, 2014 by

For soda tax supporters in San Francisco, where Proposition E fell short of passing this week, NYU Professor Marion Nestle, one of the country’s foremost experts on food politics, has some comforting words. “With the tax initiative passing in Berkeley,”
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Five Reasons to Vote Yes on SF’s Prop E

Posted November 4, 2014 by Dana Woldow

There are so many reasons to vote Yes on San Francisco’s Proposition E, the so called “soda tax”, that it is hard to choose just five. The name “soda tax” oversimplifies a measure that would address the full range of
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SF Soda Tax by the Numbers

Posted October 27, 2014 by Nancy Huehnergarth

Numbers don’t lie, like Big Soda does. As Election Day approaches, undecided San Franciscans may want to take a long, hard look at the numbers related to the proposed 2 cents per ounce sugary drink tax (Proposition E). Big Soda
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Yes on Soda Tax for Kids’ Cooking Classes

Posted October 20, 2014 by Katie Olender

“This is the best salad I’ve ever eaten in my entire life!” exclaimed an excited five year old in the teaching kitchen. Out of pure happiness, I couldn’t help but shoot a smile to another one of the teachers (we
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Big Soda is Just Making Stuff Up

Posted October 15, 2014 by

Once upon a time, Big Soda would commission studies to support their claims. Now, they just make stuff up. As soda taxes on the ballot in SF and Berkeley gain momentum, the opposition has been reduced to bluffing to try
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Think a soda tax is regressive? Try diabetes.

Posted October 14, 2014 by Andy Bellatti

The beverage industry has a variety of go-to defense arguments when faced with the threat of a soda tax like San Francisco’s Proposition E. “Freedom of choice” is popular, and a deliberate misrepresentation of the issue, since soda taxes are
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