Raising soda taxes may sound good, but likely to fall flat with US consumers

The World Health Organization (WHO) has recommended governments raise taxes on sugary drinks and increase subsidies on fruits and vegetables, in an effort to fight global obesity and diabetes. David Just, marketing and economics expert and professor at Cornell University’s Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management, calls the recommendation intriguing, but says the […]

Smart pollution policy and global equality could save millions

Two Cornell experts comment on the World Health Organization’s report showing an estimated 12.6 million deaths each year (roughly one in four) are attributable to diseases caused by living in unhealthy environments affected by factors such as air pollution, chemicals, and climate change. The report explains that while deaths from infectious diseases have declined, deaths […]