This Zoom session is from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. EST: Combining Scholarship and Activism: An Intergenerational Exchange. Information about the session and registration is HERE. Bob Gottlieb and I will address how to combine food policy scholarship and activism in discussion with two much younger colleagues, Ivonne Quiroz and Lo Anderson.
More and more on the soda tax
Nicholas Kristof writes about it in the New York Times today. As for me, I did 7 radio interviews on Fox News this morning, including two in Georgia, home of Coca-Cola. The Fox News folks are shocked, shocked: Where’s personal responsibility? Where’s parental responsibility?
OK, but what about liquid candy? And marketing to kids? And all the research linking frequent consumption of soft drinks to childhood obesity?
OK. I’m not crazy about regressive taxes, and I think the distinction between sugary soft drinks and sugary juice drinks doesn’t make much sense, but I’m interested to see how this idea works. Let’s call it an interesting experiment and hope that someone is doing the research.