If you’ve read Sip & Savor before, you know a topic we are passionate about is soda taxes. We’ve shared our position on them – they’re discriminatory; regressive; won’t solve the complex issue of obesity that some in the public health community allege they will; and quite simply, are nothing more than a money grab. We’ve also shared polling on the topic, noting that most Americans oppose the notion of placing excise taxes on our industry’s beverages.
Today, there’s more news on that front. According to a new survey 64 percent of respondents oppose a 20 percent tax on soda. You can read more about the survey, and its strengths and weaknesses, in an article posted just this afternoon on Forbes.com.