Soda pop, obesity and spiraling healthcare costs. Studies that link soft drink consumption to America’s growing obesity epidemic have led to calls for a new tax on sugary soft drinks. Arguments for and against.


  • David Kessler former commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration and author of "The End of Overeating"
  • J. Justin Wilson senior research analyst, Center for Consumer Freedom.
  • Kelly Brownell director, Yale University's Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity.

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