Tax won’t
solve obesity

It requires a holistic, multi-stakeholder approach.

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Discriminatory taxes
don’t work

Research has failed to prove that such taxes reduce obesity rates in a meaningful way.

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Discriminatory taxes have unintended consequences

They can have a negative economic and social impact.

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If a tax is being

It should be differentiated and broad-based.

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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 Soft Drinks Europe.

Latest Updates from around the World


Soda tax in Washington D.C. is a bad idea, argues professor from George Washington University

In an opinion piece, David Brunori, research professor of public policy at the Trachtenberg School of Public Policy and Public Administration at George Washington University, argues that introducing a...

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Report on soda tax inconclusive, says professor in The Hill

David Ketchen, professor in the Raymond J. Harbert College of Business at Auburn University, in an opinion published on the US media outlet The Hill, reports on a new study from the University of Berk...

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US researchers conclude going only for current “sugar taxes unlikely to produce the reduction required on obesity”

Analysing the effects of the UK and Mexican soft drinks levies, U.S. researchers conclude in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition that while the tax led to reduce obesity. They argue taxes on...

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Why food and drink
taxes don’t work

Watch a short video to find out why tax won’t solve obesity, discriminatory taxes don’t work and discriminatory taxes have unintended consequences.