The Colombian soda industry silences an anti-sugar campaigner

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Soda taxes are low-hanging fruit in the battle against obesity and type 2 diabetes. They can be especially impactful in emerging markets, where sugar consumption is increasing more rapidly.

In spite of this, brave voices are silenced across the world. Here’s how a Colombian campaigner challenging the multibillion-dollar soda industry was censored:

The New York Times: She took on Colombia’s soda industry. Then she was silenced.

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