Soda Industry’s Arguments Against Taxes Are Crumbling

Soda Industry's Arguments Against Taxes Are Crumbling

Local news website BeyondChron is running a series of articles called “Soda Tax Myths.” With the series, they are shining a light on what is shaping up to be a big campaign for the 2014 ballot, in both San Francisco and Berkeley. The election season is hardly here yet, but based on past ballot initiatives… Read more »

California Proposes Warning Label for Sugary Drinks

California Proposes Warning Label for Sugary Drinks

High rates of obesity and diabetes have been linked to drinking soda and other sweetened beverages. The good news? There’s a variety of solutions to protect our health and keep healthcare costs down. Berkeley’s proposed Healthy Child Initiative, putting a 1-cent-per-ounce tax on sugary drinks, is one route that’s been shown would reduce consumption, and… Read more »

We’re for a Healthy and Just Future, We’re for the Healthy Child Initiative

We're for a Healthy and Just Future, We're for the Healthy Child Initiative

The Healthy Child Initiative is a campaign to put a sugar-sweetened beverage tax on the November 2014 ballot. At a packed meeting on Tuesday, City Council unanimously approved taking the first step for it to be included on the ballot, by including it in a community poll of potential ballot measures. If passed, Berkeley would… Read more »

San Francisco Proposes Soda Tax for 2014 Ballot, to Fund Nutrition Education and Public Health

San Francisco Proposes Soda Tax for 2014 Ballot, to Fund Nutrition Education and Public Health

Two San Francisco Supervisors are moving forward a 2014 ballot measure to put a 2 cents per ounce tax on sodas. The soda and beverage industry is paying attention and has started to respond, setting up for a David-and-Goliath battle in the 2014 election.
The tax, which would add up to 24 cents per can… Read more »