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While the idea may seem strange at first, these pods could actually be the answer to the increasing problem of urban pollution and carbon emissions. The World Health Organization predicts that by 2030, 60% of the world’s population ...

Is the Soda Tax a Revenue Grab or a Worthwhile Health Benefit?

Business & Finance / Taxes : MauledAgain

When a person favors both good health and fairness in tax policy, as I do, the soda tax presents a conundrum. If, as its proponents argue, a soda tax reduces the consumption of health-damaging sugar, then health advocates ought to s...

Tax Soda To Fight Obesity, WHO Urges Nations Around The Globe

Lifestyle / Food & Drink : Bay Area Bites

A World Health Organization report recommends fiscal policies, including taxes, that hike the retail price of sugary drinks to fend off obesity and diabetes — and the related health care costs.

Why the World Health Organization is Wrong on Soda Taxes

To improve the world's health, officials recommend a soda tax of 20% to 50%

Academics : LA Times: Science

The World Health Organization is backing a controversial remedy to reverse the global rise in obesity and type 2 diabetes — a 20% to 50% soda tax. The recommended tax should not be limited to soda, the WHO said Tuesday. It should ap...


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