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.
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
(originally published on 22 August 2016, The Health Spectator) The Health Spectator published an article on economic implications of the sugar levy on 22 August 2016. The article assesses the pr......Read more
Why food and drink taxes don’t work
Aren’t taxes the only way to counter big marketing?
Taxation does not educate people on how to eat balanced diets and lead healthy, active lifestyles. Marketing can engage with people and encourage them to adopt healthier habits. Soft drinks marketing continually promotes balanced consumption and active lifestyles.