Tag: sugar tax

Seattle’s Soda Tax Is An Absolute Disaster – And Business Leaders Are Furious… | The Federalist Papers

Seattle’s Soda Tax Is An Absolute Disaster – And Business Leaders Are Furious… | The Federalist Papers

Local businesses are already providing feedback on the city of Seattle’s excessive new tax on sugary drinks and it’s not positive. The liberal-dominated City Council rammed through the 1.75 cents per ounce tax on sweetened beverages that affected sodas, energy drinks, sports drinks and non-milk-based products which went into effect on January 1st. The sticker […]

Costco Exposes Seattle’s Sugary Drink Tax With the Perfect Sign | Digital Politics Daily

Costco Exposes Seattle’s Sugary Drink Tax With the Perfect Sign | Digital Politics Daily

On January 1, Seattle’s new ‘Sugary Drink Tax’ went into effect. Why? Seattle leftists want to dictate behavior and stop people from drinking soda because it can be unhealthy. So by taxing the soda, they are hoping to deter people from drinking it. But now, thanks to Costco, customers know exactly how much the city […]

Call for ‘fat tax’ on school canteens | The Courier Mail

Call for ‘fat tax’ on school canteens | The Courier Mail

NAMED AND SHAMED: Australia’s fattest states revealed The only category where healthy, or “green light” , foods came in cheaper than healthier “amber” or “red” category foods was in frozen snacks. The so-called traffic light system has been introduced to supermarkets in several countries as a quick and easy way to inform consumers about what […]

Coca-Cola could be stung by sugar tax | FoodManufacture.co.uk

Coca-Cola could be stung by sugar tax | FoodManufacture.co.uk

The Coca-Cola Company could face a bill as high as £226M a year under the sugar tax, if it doesn’t pass on the increased charge for its sugary drinks to consumers, according to market research firm Euromonitor. While pricing strategy specialist James Brown of Simon-Kucher & Partners has suggested the tax would mostly be passed […]

Food Labels, Taxes, and Subsidies—the Egg of Columbus in the Obesity Crisis? | Policy Innovations

Food Labels, Taxes, and Subsidies—the Egg of Columbus in the Obesity Crisis? | Policy Innovations

One strategy with much potential to enhance the effects of labeling is food pricing. The reasoning behind this is that unhealthy (calorie-rich) foods are relatively cheaper than fruits and vegetables. Also, there is evidence showing that price (alongside taste) is the main determinant in food choice and that high prices form a barrier for lower […]

Fighting obesity through sugary drinks pricing | The Saturday Paper

Fighting obesity through sugary drinks pricing | The Saturday Paper

With economic and health costs mounting, governments are working to find a solution. One approach supported by the World Health Organisation is commonly called a “sugar tax”. Empirically effective in many ways, a marginal cost is applied to products that are unhealthy for us or the environment, such as cola, in order to nudge consumers […]