Jul 30 2014

By Dana Woldow, Food Advocate
When Mark Bittman broke the news in the New York Times that on July 30th, Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) would be introducing a bill in the House of Representatives requiring a tax on sugar sweetened beverages, you could almost hear the cries of anguish and gnashing of teeth coming from Big Soda.

Jul 28 2014

By Maureen Erwin, Choose Health SF.

Every now and then, pundit and pollster Election Day predictions are way off. The talking heads chat back and forth, speculating about what went wrong. But guess who almost always knows the answer? Organizers. And the underlying cause of those inaccurate predictions? Usually, organizers. Good organizers inspire and engage. These mysterious people who showed up to vote didn’t make it into pollsters’ voting models.

Jul 22 2014

By Robert Lustig and Michael Goran. Special to the Sacramento Bee.
Upton Sinclair once said, “It is difficult to get a man to understand something when his salary depends on his not understanding it.”
That’s certainly the case with the beverage industry’s aggressive efforts to recruit quasi-nutritionists to promote their ridiculous and scientifically disproven arguments – for example, that eating fruit has the same effect on the human body as drinking a soda.

Jul 6 2014

Jun 30 2014

Berkeley City Council and community members discuss placing a soda tax on the November, 2014 ballot. This video contains highlights from the July 1, 2014 meeting when the city council unanimously voted in favor of putting the measure before voters.