July 2, 2019

Kellogg Insight, Stephan Seiler & Anna Tuchman, July 1, 2019- Several cities have started taxing sodas and other sweetened drinks in the past five years. The goal is to bring in revenue, improve public health, or both. But it’s unclear whether these “soda taxes” are achieving their goals. So Anna …

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 …