Sugar-sweetened beverages are the single biggest source of calories for American teenagers, who are increasingly obese. And, for children, just one or two sodas a day raise the chance of contracting diabetes by 26%. So, after failing in 30 other states, public health advocates are asking voters in San Francisco and Berkeley, California to approve taxes on sugary soft drinks in next month’s elections.
Big Soda Pours in Big Money to Stop Tax on Sugary Drinks
Duane Stanford - Bloomberg News - @duanestanford, Scott Wiener - Democratic State Senator who represents California’s 11th Senate District - @Scott_Wiener, Karen Hanretty - California/Nevada Soft Drink Association - @NoCAFoodBevTax, Marion Nestle - New York University - @marionnestle