Ana Ibarra Health

August 4, 2014 11:56 AM

To tax or not to tax: sugary drinks

Last week, 12-term Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (D-CT), introduced the Sugar-Sweetened Beverages Tax (SWEET) Act, in an effort to combat the increasing prevalence of diabetes and obesity among adults and children. The Act would amend the Internal Revenue Code and charge a penny per teaspoon of sugar, high-fructose corn syrup or other caloric sweeteners-- to be paid by manufacturers, producers or importers of these products.

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