(NaturalNews) Big Soda lost an expensive battle in the November ballots when three California cities voted to approve soda taxes. Boulder, Colorado and Cook County, Illinois also passed similar measures which will raise the price of sugary drinks around one or two cents per ounce.
Both sides invested substantial amounts of money in campaigns leading up to the vote – the American Beverage Association spent a total of $20 million to defeat the measures.
Since 2014, when the first soda tax measure was passed in Berkeley, California, the soda industry has poured more than $30 million into efforts to defeat new soda tax campaigns elsewhere… [read more]
lhwm notes: Not sure what sugar they are speaking of? There is real pure sugar and then there is substitute sugar. So what do we mean by the different sugars? According to wikipedia sugar substitute means:
“A sugar substitute is a food additive that provides a sweet taste like that of sugar while containing significantly less food energy. Some sugar substitutes are produced by nature, and others produced synthetically. Those that are not produced by nature are, in general, called artificial sweeteners.”
Let’s dive in shall we, a one on one lesson about sugar.
Dark Secrets of Artificial Sweeteners Revealed with Mike Adams
So a can of coke has HIGH FRUCTOSE CORN SYRUP (see image above). So what is this?
High Fructose Corn Syrup is – this would be considered a substitute sugar (not pure clean sugar)