WHO Backs Sugar Tax

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WHO is now supporting countries that implement taxes on soda, and has stopped selling sugary drinks in its headquarters.

The organization is really showing the way (especially as many health-advocacy groups have backed down after receiving donations from Big Soda). Hopefully more will follow:

Earlier

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2 comments

  1. Joe Williams
    WHO opposition to sugary drinks is great, however not too long ago they also came out against red meat. I would say there views are purely political. I am a freedom loving American and do not take kindly to unelected organizations making my health decisions for me. I am a big boy and have decided to cut the sodas but add extra butter to my ribeye.
  2. Tim
    More nannies we don't need. It's what got us into this predicament in the first place. Especially when they don't take responsibility for their harmful actions in the past.
    Lord preserve us from the nannies...I'm especially disappointed DietDoctor agrees with somebody telling me what I should, or shouldn't, consume. I'll be the judge of that.

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