Soda tax leaves a bitter taste

David Just, food marketing and economics expert and professor at Cornell University’s Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management, discusses the possible reaction if the proposed tax on sugary beverages passes in San Francisco. Just says: “Soda taxes like those proposed are bad ideas for three reasons. First, they are not effective in […]

Debit cards deduct nutrition from school lunches

ITHACA, N.Y. – School cafeterias that accept only electronic payments may be inadvertently promoting junkier food and adding empty calories to students’ diets, say Cornell behavioral economists in the current issue of the journal Obesity. Paper and videos: http://foodpsychology.cornell.edu/op/debitcard To expedite long lunch lines and enable cleaner accounting, about 80 percent of schools use debit […]