Cities across the nation have passed tax increase on sugar content in sweetened beverages. Despite the good intentions, research has shown efforts by companies have already reduced sugar and offered alternative options to informed consumers, making them unnecessary.
With no solid scientific evidence proving sugary drinks cause obesity more than any other sugary product, soda tax activists are desperate for proof their crusade will at once stop people from drinking killer Cokes and make them healthy. Lucky for the activists, in the world of nanny-state nutrition, it isn’t long before a dubious “study” is presented to align with their ideological vision of the future.
By the middle of October, if everything stays on schedule, Mexico’s legislators may well prove that they haven’t learned a thing from policies that have been tried and failed, from Denmark to New York City.