Why Soda-Tax Battles Matter in the Fight Against Obesity

Why Soda-Tax Battles Matter in the Fight Against Obesity

A recent op-ed in the San Francisco Chronicle lines up the scientific reasons why sugary beverages are linked to obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and other health concerns. The quick snapshot is that soda and other sugary drinks deliver huge quantities of glucose and fructose directly to our bloodstream, overloading our pancreas and liver. Fructose gets… 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 »

Join us for iMatter March

Join us for iMatter March

This Sunday, May 8 the Ecology Center is cosponsoring iMatter March in San Francisco. Beginning at Justin Herman Plaza and ending at Civic Center Plaza, participants will be part of an international call to awareness about climate change. Join us at Justin Herman Plaza near the Embarcadero BART at 12:30pm for sign-making. Come by for… Read more »