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What We’re Reading – 10/12/16

Corporate Advertising in our National Parks Earlier this year, the National Park Service (NPS) proposed a new policy that would open parks to corporate advertising and allow the sale of naming rights at National Parks. The public comment period on the policy change closed months ago, but the NPS hasn’t made the comments publicly available. Continue reading

From http://www.publichealthadvocacy.org

California Soda Warning Label Bill Thwarted Again in Senate

California, New York, and Baltimore are all attempting to pass legislation that will require sugar-sweetened beverages to display a label that warns consumers about the risks of diabetes, obesity, and tooth decay that added sugars cause. Unfortunately, on January 12th California senate failed to pass SB-203 , which would have required all drinks with 75 Continue reading

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How is Berkeley’s Soda Tax Working So Far?

A review of “Higher Retail Prices of Sugar-Sweetened Beverages 3 Months After Implementation of an Excise Tax in Berkeley, California” One year ago, Berkeley became the first city in the US to pass an excise tax on sugary beverages. This 1-cent per ounce tax went into effect March 2015, and there has been some debate Continue reading