December 10, 2018

The New Food Economy, Sam Bloch, December 6, 2018- Last summer, Coca-Cola held California hostage over soda taxes. If you haven’t encountered them—or the many debates surrounding them—soda taxes are cents-per-ounce surcharges that local governments, from San Francisco to Philadelphia, levy on “sugar-sweetened beverages.” The benefits of these taxes, while …

November 26, 2018

Public Health Nutrition, Jennifer Pomeranz and Mark Pertschuk, November 26, 2018- Madam We read with interest the Commentary by Hagenaars et al. on sugar-sweetened beverage (SSB) taxation in 2017(1) published in this journal. The authors provided an insightful perspective on reasons behind the quick spread of SSB taxes in the …

November 20, 2018

EurekAlert! Science News, Jennifer Pomeranz, November 19, 2018- In recent years, more than a dozen states have passed laws limiting local governments’ ability to create food and nutrition policies and more than two dozen states previously enacted laws preventing obesity-related lawsuits against food businesses, finds a new analysis led by …

November 19, 2018

Science Direct, Jennifer Pomeranz, November 19, 2018- Introduction In the U.S., federal, state, and local governments have various legal tools to support public health and prevent diet-related disease, including enacting policy and bringing lawsuits against businesses that produce harm-causing products. Yet, states preempt, or limit, government’s authority to enact public health …

November 15, 2018

The National Law Review, November 14, 2018- As previously reported , Oregon and Washington state residents headed to the polls on November 6, 2018 to vote on initiatives that would preemptively ban new soda and food taxes. Despite similarities in terms of context and likelihood to succeed, the two initiatives …