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Raising soda taxes may sound good, but likely to fall flat with US consumers

The World Health Organization (WHO) has recommended governments raise taxes on sugary drinks and increase subsidies on fruits and vegetables, in an effort to fight global obesity and diabetes. An American researchers says the WHO's approach is bound to get mixed results.
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