The growing ambitions of the food police.

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Sept. 22 2009 11:23 AM

Then They Came for the Fresca

The growing ambitions of the food police.

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Correction,   Sept. 30, 2009: I originally wrote that according to Engber, 40 states had special taxes on soda or junk food. I misread him. What he actually said was that 40 states taxed these products. The figure is based on a New England Journal of Medicine  article that reported, "Forty states already have small taxes on sugared beverages and snack foods." I was wrong to infer that such taxes, across the 40 states, are specific to these products. (Return  to the corrected sentence.)