If the recent election had an upside, it’s this: It demonstrated that the good food movement is real.
In a major blow to the beverage industry, all four cities that voted on soda taxes yesterday passed them in landslide victories.
San Francisco, Oakland, and Albany, California, voted in ballot measures that would levy a penny-per-ounce tax on distributors of sugary drinks. The people of Boulder, Colorado, also said yes to a 2-cent-per-ounce excise tax on distributors.
By: Laura Donovan
By: Clarissa A. Leon
Berkeley’s soda tax wants to send a strong message to the rest of the nation that diabetes is not welcome there.