Voters in San Francisco, California have passed a tax on sugary beverages. The goal to target soda in order to stem the rise in obesity and diabetes has been gathering support.
The World Health Organization has recently recommended that governments introduce taxes of this sort in a bid against obesity, diabetes and other diet-related diseases.
Those who oppose these taxes argue that they really hit the lower income populations the hardest. Certainly, the soda companies are fighting the taxes as soda consumption is falling. The San Francisco measure passed with 62% to 38%.
Learn more about these initiatives and others like them around the country.