Controversy of the Month How the beverage industry shapes the conversation and the affects legislation surrounding sugary drinks In the past six years, dozens of states and cities across the nation have tried to pass legislation putting a tax on sugary drinks in order to decrease consumption. Two arguments clash […]

Let’s dissect the biggest arguments against creating a sugar sweetened beverage (SSB) tax. A soda tax wouldn’t actually do anything for public health Researchers from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) and Columbia University analyzed the effect of a nationwide penny-per-ounce soda tax, and found that it could prevent […]