Next in Soda Series: Is Soda the New Tobacco? 10/7/14

Next in Soda Series: Is Soda the New Tobacco? 10/7/14
This morning when the proposed soda taxes in San Francisco and Berkeley were discussed on KQED’s Forum, a question came up: is there even one doctor who is against a soda tax? They are sure keeping quiet. In contrast, a long list of medical, dental, and health professionals are vocal supporters of the soda tax.… Read more »

This Saturday: Mexico’s Soda Tax with Raj Patel, 9/27/14

This Saturday: Mexico's Soda Tax with Raj Patel, 9/27/14
A year ago, Mexico was the first in the world to pass a national soda tax, to combat the world’s highest obesity rate. Early results show that the tax has effectively reduced sales of soda by 10%. What can we learn from our neighbor about protecting our kids’ health? Is Mexico’s effort to curb excess… Read more »

Second Event in Soda Series: Soda & Kids, 9/13/14

Second Event in Soda Series: Soda & Kids, 9/13/14
Participants left our first Soda Series event last night with tons of information about the unique ways sugary drinks are absorbed by our bodies. Panelists also shared why we need to take action: sugar sweetened beverages are contributing to an expensive and harmful diabetes epidemic sweeping through this generation. Our next event focuses on the… Read more »

Soda Lobby Sues Berkeley over Soda Tax Language

Soda Lobby Sues Berkeley over Soda Tax Language
Berkeleyside, Berkeley Voice, and other local media have picked up on the story about Big Soda’s first move to bully Berkeley over its soda tax. Read on for our press release about the lawsuit. Industry-funded opponents of Berkeley’s soda tax are suing the City of Berkeley over phrases in the Measure D ballot statement. The… Read more »

Walk and Talk for Measure D, Berkeley’s Soda Tax

Walk and Talk for Measure D, Berkeley's Soda Tax
The Ecology Center strongly supports the Berkeley Soda Tax, which will be on the ballot in November. We are part of a wide grassroots effort, fighting for the health of the next generation. August and September are prime times for canvassing and phone banking for the Berkeley vs. Big Soda campaign, so we urge our… Read more »