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Hard Talk on Soft Drinks

Grades:

9 10 |

Subject:

health |

Date:

September 20, 2009

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This video introduces the concept of a tax on soda and other sugary drinks. One point of view is that this tax will raise billions of dollars to fund health care and reduce obesity. The other side of the argument is that soda is only a small area where Americans are getting their sugar intake. This is just another way for the government to try to control people’s lives. The video gives additional sources of CNBC, New York Times, CNN and Forbes online.