Cook County, Boulder, San Francisco, Oakland, and Albany, California, join Berkeley and Philadelphia in penalizing soft drink consumers.
The crackdown on sugar continues. The Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition in the UK has recommended that people reduce their daily consumption of added sugar so that it makes up around 5% of the average dietary energy intake, reports Matthew Limb.
Nearly three out of four drinks also have more sugar than children under 11 should consume, says report
Two of Australia’s peak medical bodies both called for a sugar tax to tackle rising rates of obesity, in the same week that United States voters delivered another blow to the beverage industry.
The Long Read: In 1972, a British scientist sounded the alarm that sugar – and not fat – was the greatest danger to our health. But his findings were ridiculed and his reputation ruined. How did the world’s top nutrition scientists get it so wrong for so long?
Sugar Tax Is Not Nanny State, It’s Sound Public Policy
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