Wednesday, November 15, 2017

So apparently the threats and intimidation are just her imagination

She Took On Colombia’s Soda Industry. Then She Was Silenced.  (The New York Times, 11/13/2017)
The battle over taxing sugar-sweetened beverages is becoming one of the world’s most ferocious policy brawls — a clash of science, politics and money in dozens of countries and cities. 
“The industry sees sugary-drink taxes as an existential threat,” said Dr. James Krieger, executive director of Healthy Food America, which tracks beverage tax initiatives. In the United States, the industry has spent at least $107 million at the state and local levels since 2009 to beat back soda taxes and beverage warning labels, a new study found. Compared to the domestic tactics, Dr. Krieger said, overseas, “it’s much dirtier, much more bare-knuckled.”

The Temptations scored their 13th top 10 single with "Just My Imagination", which debuted at #on the Billboard Hot 100 for the week ending February 6, 1971.  It spent 15 weeks on the charts, spending 2 weeks at #1.

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