New Supermarket Will Sell Outdated Food Others Throw Away | Wonderful idea! One that is long overdue . . . I wonder how long it will take before some idiot shlub and his/her lawyer claim a frivolous case of food poisoning or some such nonsense?
DeLauro Introduces Bill to Tax Sugar-Sweetened Beverages | Food Safety News: The SWEET Act would institute an excise tax of 1 cent per teaspoon— 4.2 grams — of caloric sweetener, including sugar or high-fructose corn syrup. This would add about 9 cents to the cost of a 12-ounce can of Coke.
"Introducing the National Soda Tax" Opinion by Mark Bittman. And it’s about time. Suffice it to say that sugar-sweetened beverages are linked to obesity and diabetes, and that some form of control is needed. Many sugar-sweetened beverages contain more sugar per bottle than the American Heart Association’s recommended daily limit and the Department of Agriculture’s guidelines for sugar.