soda tax


Pepsi's Protest Ad Is Just One Example of Big Soda’s Hidden Hypocrisy

Move over, Kendall—Big Soda really does fund fake protests nationwide.
Alex Swerdloff

Philly's Soda Tax Is Working So Well that Pepsi Is Laying Off Workers

In its first month, the 1.5 cent tax on each ounce of soda raised double the money that the city had expected it to.
Wyatt Marshall
big soda

A New Health Lawsuit Compares Big Soda to the Tobacco Industry

It might sound like an exaggeration to compare the big soda companies to corporations like Philip Morris, but a recent lawsuit is alleging just that.
Nick Rose

In Case You Missed It, a Bunch of Cities Passed Soda Taxes

It might be little consolation for most, but not everything that came out of this week is a complete-and-total unmitigated disaster.
Alex Swerdloff
VICE News Tonight on HBO

San Francisco and Oakland are the latest cities to face soda tax votes

"We don't trust where the money's going to go," one Oakland resident told VICE News.
Roberto Ferdman

The VICE Morning Bulletin

This morning, US diplomats call for a strike against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, British MP Jo Cox has died, Meat Loaf is in the hospital after collapsing onstage, and more.
VICE Staff

Philadelphia just became the first major US city to pass a soda tax

Similar attempts at taxing sugary and diet beverages failed twice before in Philadelphia and 30 other American cities, including New York.

British Hospital Cafes Are Introducing a Tax on Sugary Drinks

In a bid to tackle Britain's growing obesity problem, NHS chief executive Simon Stevens has announced a 20 percent levy on all sugary drinks and foods sold in NHS cafes.
Phoebe Hurst

Britain Is Aware of Sugar’s Dangers But Still Won’t Tax It

The British government has finally released a report on the longstanding effects sugar has on both England’s public health and economy—a report that was originally scheduled to be released all the way back in July.
Alex Swerdloff
food waste

An Egg Made Out of Fruit Peel Could Solve Mexico’s Obesity Crisis

A Monterrey-based startup has developed an ingredient made from recovered fruit parts that it hopes could replace eggs in Mexico’s fat-laden baked goods.
Rich McEachran

Soda Is Following in Tobacco's Shady Footsteps

Soda and tobacco are more alike than you might realize. Not only are they both partially responsible for national health epidemics, they also share an intricately connected history. Sugar and tobacco workers are even represented by the same union.
Peter Moskowitz