On Tuesday July 1, the Berkeley City Council voted unanimously and enthusiastically to place a soda tax measure on the November 2014 ballot. If voters approve the measure in November, Berkeley would be the first US city to tax sugar-sweetened drinks.
BeyondChron published an article busting the beverage industry’s myth that a soda tax is… Read more »
The latest edition of the East Bay Express is out, with a feature on Berkeley’s proposed 2014 ballot measure to place a tax on distributors of sugar-sweetened beverages. The article outlines the Berkeley Vs. Big Soda campaign as a grassroots effort to stanch rising levels of obesity and diabetes, especially among low-income communities of color.… Read more »
The LA Times is on a roll! They followed up last month’s article on the expansion of Market Match in LA County with a piece this week on the statewide background and potential impact of Market Match. This five year old program connects shoppers who receive food assistance like CalFresh and WIC with fresh, healthy… Read more »
Our series of free, tasty cooking demos at the Farmers’ Market continues this week at our Thursday North Berkeley Farmers’ Market. HuNia’s Kitchen will teach us how to savor the flavor of late spring-early summer with a recipe for Savory Strawberry Kale Salad with Stone Fruit and Goat Cheese. HuNia will also share the benefits… Read more »
Everyone, head to the movies! Dubbed “the film the food industry doesn’t want you to see,” this is a documentary on a topic whose time has come: the impact of added sugars on our health. In Berkeley, the movie is showing at California Theatre starting May 23rd. It’s also at the Embarcadero in San Francisco.… Read more »