Australia: Soda industry turns politicians away from sugar tax


The Australian Beverages Council (funded by the soda industry) is taking great pride in having fought off a sugar tax (for now). They even brag about it openly.

But apparently convincing all these politicians has been consuming “vast amounts of resources”, via the soda industry’s army of lobbyists. I guess that’s also a form of soda tax…

You can see in black and white the lobby’s having influence over politicians, rather than the 34 health groups with heaps of academic evidence who know what’s best for the public.

We know the sugary drinks tax works, but it’s not happening, and this shows us why evidence-based policy is not being implemented.

– Dr. Gary Sacks at Deakin University

The Age: Beverages industry praises itself for turning politicians away from sugar tax



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