Mexico’s Soda Tax with Raj Patel: Could it Happen Here?

A year ago, Mexico was the first in the world to pass a national soda tax, to combat the world’s highest obesity rate. What can we learn from our neighbor about protecting our kids’ health? Is Mexico’s effort to curb excess sugar consumption possible in the US? Academic, journalist, and writer Raj Patel dialogues with Mexican public health leaders and activists about their hard-won campaign.

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Raj Patel
Award-winning Writer, Activist, and Academic
Rebecca L. Berner, Director
El Poder del Consumidor
Simon Barquera, MD, PhD
Mexican National Institute of Public Health
September 27, 2014 at 7pm - 9pm
First Congregational Church of Berkeley
2345 Channing Way
Berkeley, CA 94704
United States
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As of January 2017, Berkeley’s soda tax has generated more than $2.5 million for community nutrition & health efforts, including school garden programs.