This site provides an information resource on food and drink taxation. It is designed to be a one-stop destination for those looking for factual information on the impact of food and drink taxes on populations and economies. The site is sponsored by UNESDA, representing the non-alcoholic beverages industry in Europe.
Reformulation rather than taxation: Euractiv reports on solutions proposed by soft drinks industry to contribute to tackling obesity
On 23 June, as part of a special report on regulating consumers, the EU media outlet Euractiv reported on the current debate in Europe and across national markets on how government can encourage consu......Read more
U.S. study shows that a 10% subsidy for fruits and vegetables would be more efficient than a soft drinks tax
A American study published in June 2017 in PLOS Medicine, Reducing US cardiovascular disease burden and disparities through national and targeted dietary policies: A modelling study, compared differen......Read more
Unintended Consequences: The Economic Impact of the Sugar Tax on Small Stores and Bakeries in Mexico
(originally published on 4 January 2017, The Diplomatic Courier) The Diplomatic Courier published an article on economic impacts of the sugar tax on small businesses in Mexico on 4 January 2017.......Read more
Why food and drink taxes don’t work
Why is sugar being targeted?
All foods contain calories eg. sugars, fats, proteins, carbohydrates. Sugar, like all products, should be consumed in moderation. Targeting sugar in the diet via taxation is not a clear way to ensure that people adopt healthier eating habits.