Soda: A Sin We Sip Instead of Smoke?

Can a soda tax and warning labels help dam the river of sugared drinks Americans pour into ever-fatter bodies each year? Full Story »

Posted by Lucia Gonzalez - via OneRiot, New York Times (Most Emailed)
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Subjects: U.S., Business, Living, Health
Topics: Taxes, Food
Member Tags: obesity
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Posted by: Posted by Lucia Gonzalez - Feb 15, 2010 - 12:17 AM PST
Content Type: Article
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Edited by: Kaizar Campwala - Feb 18, 2010 - 7:48 AM PST

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Kaizar Campwala
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by Kaizar Campwala - Feb. 18, 2010

Excellent story that questions assumptions on both sides of the debate with analogous examples and solid factual evidence.

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Amber Jackson
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by Amber Jackson - Feb. 18, 2010

“Attention is being paid: Last week, the Obama administration announced a plan to ban candy and sweetened beverages from schools.” More »

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Lucia Gonzalez
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by Lucia Gonzalez - Feb. 18, 2010

The article by Mark Bittman in the New York Times suggests that a tax on soda beverages would significantly lessen the consumption of sugar-sweetened drinks children intake. Although the author does include the perspectives of advocates and opponents of the soda tax, he also does not explicitly state there is no clear-cut connection between drinking soda and obesity. The ambiguity of this connection employs the stereotype that overweight children inevitably drink soda. This incorrect assumption overlooks other fatty foods children are consuming which are not undergoing revision for taxation. The article makes me consider the financial benefits associated with taxing foods that are in facdt harmful to a child's diet. Aside from ... More »

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Susan Grisanti Guitarist
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by Susan Grisanti Guitarist - Feb. 20, 2010

One point to add to this story: It's a fact that our bodies are mostly Alkaline & soda is mostly Saline, & it's also a fact that disease spreads quicker in a Saline solution, for the Real test of what Sodas do to our Alkaline balance visit XoomaWorldwide dot com & click on the 'Soda' test Video

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