Interview with CA Senate Majority Leader Bill Monning

Notes from Charter Local Edition Interview

focused on sugar sweetened beverages

“we’re focused on sugar-sweetened beverages because of the impact of liquid sugar being the leading source of increased calories in young people’s diet ha and unlike sugar and food which we’re not endorsing but liquid sugars metabolized differently it makes the pancreas and the liver work overtime and it converts that sugar too fat so children who drinks the equivalent of two of these per day increase their likelihood of being acquiring diabetes type 2 preventable diabetes by twenty six percent ”

Wants to put a health warning label on these beverages

“the health safety warning label is designed to inform the choice of parents of teenagers of children of all consumers of these beverages”

A tax has shown to decrease consumption

“every jurisdiction where it’s been implemented they’ve measured a market and measurable decrease in caen some and they’ve used the revenue to promote public education so Mexico elimination imposed this a couple years ago they’ve seen a decline of ten to twelve percent and it was the leading per capita nation for consumption of coca-cola products”

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