26 Sep '16, 11am

Big Soda goes to war against proposed Soda Tax in San Francisco

Big Soda goes to war against proposed Soda Tax in San Francisco

Oakland and Albany will also have the opportunity to pass their own soda taxes this fall, yet the initiatives aren’t without opposition. “Big Soda” spent $10 million on attack ads in San Francisco two years ago, according to the San Francisco Chronicle , and have already started their crusade again this year, with attack ads against what they are deceptively calling the “Grocery Tax” , featuring mournful-looking minority children and grocery store owners, in print mailings, TV commercials and posters. Huffington Post calls these misleading commercials “unethical” because they are deceptive and designed to manipulate the fears of low-income communities, who are disproportionately effected by rising diabetes and obesity rates in children. It will be up to the voters to decide if they want soda industries to maintain their suffocating grasp on public health, or not.

Full article: http://inhabitat.com/big-soda-goes-to-war-against-propose...

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