Five Reasons Why You Should Care About Soda Taxes

April 6, 2016

Discriminatory taxes on beverages have been rejected in cities and states across America more than 40 times. Despite being deeply unpopular, some activists…

Sound Science Has No Substitution

April 5, 2016

The importance of relying on sound science for dietary advice cannot be understated.  Issuing food and nutrition policies on anything but the highest…

Progress Toward Comprehensive Recycling in Massachusetts

March 30, 2016

Legislation to modernize recycling infrastructure in Massachusetts is gaining steam, according to an article in the Boston Herald. A measure under consideration…

The Consequences of Poor Public Policy

March 28, 2016

Taxing to solve obesity is poor public policy. Not only are beverage taxes wildly unpopular, they are ineffective.
Matt Winesett, a student at the University…

The Undeniable Facts About Beverage Taxes

March 24, 2016

Taxes on common beverages do not make people healthier, but some in California’s capitol of Sacramento refuse to face the facts. The Orange County Register…

Richmond, Calif., Says No to a Soda Tax…Again

March 16, 2016

Yesterday, the Richmond, Calif., City Council rejected a measure to research placing a discriminatory beverage tax on the November ballot. This comes on…

Mexico Soda Tax “A Whopping Great Failure”

March 15, 2016

If the intention of Mexico’s soda tax was to make people healthier, then – as Katherine Rich wrote - it “has been a whopping great failure, and new…

Macleans Editorial Opposes Soda Tax

March 9, 2016

Recently, the Canadian Senate proposed a tax on both sugar-sweetened beverages as well as beverages with no or few calories. Macleans, a Canadian weekly…

Keeping Americans Informed About Their Beverage Calories

March 7, 2016

Over six years ago, America’s beverage companies launched the Clear on Calories initiative in support of First Lady Michelle Obama’s “Let’s Move…

The Globe and Mail says No Quick Fix to Reduce Obesity

March 3, 2016

No matter how the public health activists and lawmakers spin it, there is no quick-fix solution to obesity. Here at Sip & Savor, we’ve often talked about…