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Sugar-Coating Science: How the Food Industry Misleads Consumers on Sugar

Sugar Coating

Billions of dollars are spent annually by food and beverage manufacturers along with industry-supported organizations such as trade associations, front groups, and public relations (PR) firms on emotional appeals such as these. Such ads insert the brands and products into our everyday lives, infuse our psyches with manufactured cravings for them, and shape the complex…


An Inside Look at Chronic Disease and Health Care among Hispanics in the United States


The health of the United States is closely tied to that of Hispanic Americans. Approximately 50.6 million people now identify themselves as Hispanic American, and by 2060 that number is expected to double to almost one-third of the U.S. population.  As the Latino community grows, so will the prevalence of chronic conditions that Hispanics face,…


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Berkeley Soda Tax Passes

Berkeley Passes Soda Tax

On November 4th, the voters in Berkeley, California revolted against the status quo of health injustice when we came together to pass Measure D, the initiative to place a one cent per ounce excise tax on fully sugared beverages and use these resources to support school and community based programs designed to prevent diabetes, heart…

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Berkeley love: Laying our Measure D vote on the cogs of the beverage industry machine

Fifty years ago Berkeley birthed the Free Speech Movement when Mario Savio stood atop a police car in the middle of Sproul plaza on the UC Berkeley campus and called for moral action. He shouted out: “There’s a time when the operation of the machine becomes so odious — makes you so sick at heart —…

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