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Would a Soda Tax Make Us Less Fat? Marion Nestle Responds




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Would a Soda Tax Make Us Less Fat? Marion Nestle Responds

Talking pop is all the rage right now. Scarcely a day goes by without mention of the state of tyranny that will arise if New York's Mayor Bloomberg succeeds in restricting the size of sodas sold in some venues in the city.

But is banning or taxing soda a good idea? We've gathered a few experts to weigh in: Nutritionist and author Marion Nestle, MoJo food and ag blogger Tom Philpott. To find out what they think about a soda tax—and ask them your questions—click here. [READ MORE]

 

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