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How Big Soda Quickly Destroyed California Democracy

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  • Most understand the influence the pharmaceutical industry has on regulatory agencies and health care, but less is known about the influence food manufacturers have on your purchase choices
  • In an unprecedented political move, the American Beverage Association spent $7 million to put a restrictive initiative on the California ballot and then offered to pull it if the legislature would ban taxes on soda for 12 years
  • Tired of fighting soda taxes on the city level, the beverage industry moved to the state legislature and hope to enact similar laws across the country to protect their profits
  • The move banded medical and dental associations in California together. They’re now working on an initiative for the 2020 ballot, which would allow cities to make their own determination about soda taxes

By Dr. Mercola

Most people understand the influence the pharmaceutical industry has had on federal regulatory agencies and physicians. However, less is known about the influence food manufacturers, specifically the American Beverage Association (ABA), has had on your purchase choices and in state legislatures.


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