Maureen Storey, Ph.D., ABA's senior vice president for science and policy, submitted written testimony to a joint meeting of the New York State Senate Finance Committee and The Assembly Ways and Means Committee in Albany, N.Y., debunking the alleged link between soft drinks and obesity. The committees are meeting to discuss the state's fiscal 2009 budget, including Gov. David Paterson's proposal to impose an 18% sales tax on dozens of beverages such as regular soft drinks, juice drinks and teas. Read more.
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