June 8, 2016

The Baltimore Sun June 8, 2016 by Wyatt Massey Customers responded with enthusiasm when Antoine Dow first added a healthy choices menu to his grocery store in 2007. The owner of A & Ms. Dot’s Grocery, at 1600 Druid Hill Ave., began offering protein smoothies and fresh lemonade sweetened with honey …

May 23, 2016

Philly Voice By Jake Blumgart May 20, 2016 Before summer blockbusters run on the big screen, audience members are bombarded with ads against “the grocery tax,” as the soda industry prefers to call it, while our city’s proposed sugary drinks tax is discussed in publications from NPR to the New …

May 13, 2016

Philly May 12, 2016 by Julia Terruso City Council President Darrell L. Clarke is floating an alternative to Mayor Kenney’s sugary-drinks tax plan, several City Hall sources said Wednesday. The proposal, among a handful being considered, slashes Kenney’s 3-cents-per-ounce soda tax and instead considers what a 1-cent, three-quarters of a …

May 12, 2016

Defending Civil Rights in the South Grassroots activists in North Carolina and Alabama are fighting to protect civil rights and local democracy. Thousands of activists protested North Carolina’s newanti-LGBT law last week. The law prevents transgender people from using the bathroom that aligns with their gender identity, and also preempts …

May 4, 2016

Philly April 29, 2016 by Mike Newall In San Francisco, in 2014, the beverage industry spent $10 million to defeat a popular soda tax put in front of voters to raise money for city schools, health programs, and parks. That comes out to about $11 spent by Big Soda for …