World Health Organization Calls For A Global Soda Tax
The World Health Organization is calling for a global sugar tax.
In an attempt to reverse obesity rates and type 2 diabetes -- WHO says the world needs a 20% or more soda tax. WHO officials say the tax should also apply to all sweetened drinks, including naturally sweetened beverages.
According to the WHO in 2014, more than 1 in 3 adults worldwide -- 18 years and older were overweight.
In 2015, there were an estimated 42 million children under 5 years old that were overweight or obese.
The WHO says it's alarming how many people are living with diabetes, from 108 million in 1980 to 422 million in 2014.