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Let’s dissect the biggest arguments against creating a sugar sweetened beverage (SSB) tax. A soda tax wouldn’t actually do anything for public health Researchers from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) and Columbia University analyzed the effect of a nationwide penny-per-ounce soda tax, and found that it could prevent 240,000 cases of diabetes per …

By Caitlin Schille Sugar-free drinks, including diet soda and low-calorie sports drinks, have long been touted as the healthy alternatives to more sugary options such as regular soda. While a reduced consumption of added sugar is a great goal, sugar-free drinks have health implications of their own. Researchers at the University of Melbourne in Australia …

Controversy of the Month How the beverage industry shapes the conversation and the affects legislation surrounding sugary drinks In the past six years, dozens of states and cities across the nation have tried to pass legislation putting a tax on sugary drinks in order to decrease consumption. Two arguments clash again and again: one side …