Your Food, Your Choice

January 6, 2014

We recently read this column by Keep Food Legal’s Executive Director Baylen Linnekin, which previews several policy debates that are likely to come up…

Soda Taxes Won’t Reduce Obesity

October 22, 2013

This November, voters in Telluride, Colo., will consider Ballot Issue 2A, which if passed would impose a penny-per-ounce tax on all soft drinks sold in…

U-T San Diego Editorial Board Says Thumbs Down On Soda Tax

May 7, 2013

We came across this editorial last week at UTSanDiego.com that lays out a number of good reasons to oppose SB 622, a bill pending before the California…

Good Intentions …

April 29, 2013

A recent editorial from The Press-Enterprise about California’s proposed penny-per-ounce soda tax states: “good intentions do not justify bad policy…

Poll: People Still Strongly Oppose Taxes on Soda

April 25, 2013

A Harris Interactive/HealthDay poll released today found that most Americans do not support the idea of taxes on soda and candy, and many doubt that a…

Worth a Read: “The Skinny on Anti-Obesity Soda Laws”

April 1, 2013

We here at Sip & Savor came across a column which ran in the Wall Street Journal, written by an economics professor at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo named Michael…

Activists to Play Small Ball During State of the Union

February 11, 2013

Tomorrow evening, February 12, President Barack Obama delivers his fourth address to Congress on the State of the Union. The themes of the address, as…

Taxes Don’t Make People Healthier.

May 16, 2012

Yesterday, the British Medical Journal published an analysis paper called “Taxing unhealthy food and drinks to improve health” that essentially claims…

Jobless and Over-taxed in Richmond, Calif.

May 15, 2012

Tonight, the Richmond City Council in California will take a vote on whether or not to place a soda tax on the November ballot. That tax – or “business…

No Simple Solution to Solving Obesity

May 8, 2012

Earlier today at the Weight of the Nation conference in Washington, D.C., the Institute of Medicine (IOM) of the National Academies issued its latest report…