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 »
SB 1000 (Monning) is the proposed state law that would put a safety warning label on sodas and other sugary beverages sold in California. This bill would support the health of all Californians, by helping consumers identify risks and make informed decisions about what they purchase. You can support this effort by making a quick… Read more »
1 in 2 children of color will get diabetes in their lifetime. This is one of the main reasons why the Ecology Center is involved in the Healthy Child Initiative, the effort to put a one-cent-per-ounce tax on sugary beverages. We have linked a factor in our environment that is making us sick and killing… Read more »
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 »