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Benefits from Sugar-Drink Taxes are Clear

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Benefits from Sugar-Drink Taxes are Clear

The Cook County Board of Commissioners’ vote today will not change the momentum these common-sense policies have. Sugar-drink taxes have been successfully implemented in seven jurisdictions across the United States in the last four years. Evaluations of the first such U.S. tax, in Berkeley, CA, and another from Mexico have shown decreased consumption of sugar drinks and increased consumption of healthy beverages, while providing needed revenues for other public health measures. Big Soda’s resistance to these policies is not new, but that will not change other communities’ consideration of them.


By CSPI, USA,


Health Policy Resource.

 

The ABCs of GMO Disclosure in the United States

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The ABCs of GMO Disclosure in the United States

On July 29, 2016, President Obama signed the National Bioengineered Food Disclosure Law, establishing a nationwide standard for disclosing the presence of foods and ingredients from genetically engineered (GE) crops. What does the law require? What is meant by “disclosure”? When will the law take effect? What food products will need to disclose information to consumers?


By CSPI, USA,


Health Policy Resource.