Big Soda: Obesity and Diabetes

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In San Francisco and Berkeley, California, Big Soda has been lumped with Big Tobacco as a target of health-conscious reformers. Next month, voters may tax sugary soft drinks by a few cents per can. To defeat them, Coke, Pepsi and Dr. Pepper will spend more than 15 dollars a vote. It’s all about the epidemics of child-obesity and diabetes. Similar measures in 30 other states have failed, but Big Soda sees a real threat from California. Will two liberal cities spark a national trend? We’ll hear the pros and cons.

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