AG POLICY NEWS
Washington Insider -- Tuesday
Tue Dec 4, 2012 05:45 AM CST

Here's a quick monitor of Washington farm and trade policy issues from DTN's well-placed observer.

CSPI Repackages Sugar Tax as Potential Contributor to New Federal Revenue Stream

The Center for Science in the Public Interest has long recommended against sugary soft drinks and cereals, and "junk" food in general. And CSPI has been active in promoting the idea of imposing a tax on sugary beverages in hopes that Americans would consume less and weigh less as a consequence.

That idea hasn't gotten as far as the organization would like, so it now is repackaging the concept ...

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