Star Tribune: Soft drink tax won't conquer obesity
FFM CEO Annette Meeks penned an opinion piece for the Star Tribune on the "soda tax" idea that continues to receive attention as a method to raise revenue while curbing obesity. From the piece:
Make no mistake about it: Obesity is a serious public health problem. I understand the implications of an overweight society for our American health care system as well as for each of us personally.
But while Feldman makes several interesting arguments regarding government's subsidization of agricultural products, he misses the mark when he suggests that a soda tax will curb obesity in Minnesota.
To read the entire piece on StarTribune.com, click here.
Posted on Thu, December 8, 2011