My advice is to wean yourself off soda slowly. Soda is like any other addictive substance; it’s hard to quit! Maybe try lessening your consumption of soda from 4 days a week to 3, 2, and hopefully 1, until you reach one soda a month or none at all! Try safe alternatives like sparkling water, natural cane sugar drinks, seltzer, or unsweetened tea. If you are going to take anything away from my presentation let it be this: All sodas have way too much sugar, toxic chemicals, and many consequential health hazards.
Then Berekeley Calif passed the naton’s first soda tax in 2014. He started the whole uproar. And what about low income cities and country’s? They cannot afford the extra taxes. This could also impact companies by not meeting their profit standards because many people will not want to buy their products if it costs more.
In April 2012, Ban the Box campaign successfully advocated with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission or EEOC to clarify and strengthen its policies by updating the Enforcement Guidance on Consideration of Arrest or Conviction Records in Employment Decisions. During that same year, EEOC started immediately going after employers who had a ban on hiring people with criminal backgrounds. One employer that was hit with this policy was Pepsi Cola Company. Pepsi was order to pay over three million dollars because the EEOC ruled that Pepsi discriminated against race of African American applicants based off their background check. Pepsi was also ordered to provide job offers and training to their applicants (bantheboxcampaign.org).
Companies like Pepsi and Coke spend millions of dollars to convince that there bottle is better than the tap and it’s not true. Commercials are meant to mislead consumers to steer away from tap water. They use words like “pure” that imply tap water was impure. An example of a water bottle company that misleads its consumers is Dasani. It’s packaging has images of mountains when in fact Dasani water comes from various municipal tap waters.
As informed in the article, obesity is one of the principal complications across the world. They propose that the sale of sugars such as high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) should be taxed and regulated like cigarettes and alcohol. Lustig critiques authorities whom value sugar as “empty calories” as there is nothing empty about these calories due to the diseases and complications sugar consumption creates. The study recommends controlling the use of sugar in the food industry through taxation and legislation. Another option was to limit the age of a person whom may be allowed to purchase sugar-added foods or drinks at schools, convenient stores, etc.
Keurig took a risk with the decision to let their patents expire. The decision created more outside competition and allowed private companies to make their own version of the K-Cup. There is a possibility, given Keurig had renewed their patents, that they would not be in their current situation. Today, you can go into most stores and find different brands of K-Cups. Kroger, Walmart, and other coffee brands all have their own lines of K-Cups and some have decreased their prices to compete with Keurig.
Also, I feel that consumer sovereignty would have played a huge part in the switch from glass. Consumer sovereignty or “dollars” votes allow the consumer to decide what they do and do not want sold in stores or otherwise. This allows for consumers to have control over the market. This allows me to assume that consumers started to purchasing more plastic or paper milk cartons essentially bring the production of glass milk jars to an end through the system of dollar votes. However, due to the one time use of plastic people assumed it was better for your health.
On the other hand the Growers Association could not give into the pickers because they believed that this would have cost them to much money and made them out to be viewed as weak. This stubbornness of both sides caused a long and deadly strike that could have been
Well, most schools “reject sponsors with political, religious, alcohol, tobacco, and violent or blatant sexual overtones.” (Chaika) That 's good to hear, but here’s what contracts do allow; “shoe companies, restaurants, hotel chains, and telecommunication companies as well as the contracts with the cola giants.” (Chaika) It seems so minuscule to advertise things like shoes, and school supplies but think about it, you’re teaching your kids to be envious. The ads that allow restaurants and soft drinks are much more saddening. “A well-planned soft drink advertising program can generate between $100,000 and $300,000 for a district.”(Chaika) The health of our kids doesn’t seem to matter. Also, McDonald’s is one of those restaurants. The placements of these advertisements can be found almost anywhere in the school.
Did you know Americans spent $76 billion on sugary drinks in 2013? Teens today drink too much soda and sugary drinks on a daily basis. The article, “Soda Showdown”, written by Rebecca Zissou presents two perspectives about taxing sugary drinks. One perspective about taxing sugary drinks is there should be a tax. First, too much sugar from sugary drinks or soda can lead to health problems.
Stock Market Simulation When investing in the market, I proceeded to choose stock that had potential. I chose stocks based on if they were making money and what I knew about them. In week 1, the first stock I bought was Yum, which owns Taco bell, KFC, and Pizza Hut. I thought the stock would turn a profit for me, but I actually lost a decent amount of money. This was a big mistake because I failed to recognize to diversify my stocks, meaning I should have invested in multiple different stocks.
First, legalizing alcohol would decrease social problems. Since people have to pay for alcohol, there would be les smuggling. This means that fewer people would be getting their hands on alcohol. This would also prevent people from getting rich by selling alcohol. So cause of this the government
Families like to spend money, they want to remember their trips, so they’re likely to buy more things. They have many mouths to feed and the money to spend on feeding them so it’s more likely they will spend their money on good restaurants. The adults having their drinks at the bar will buy the nicer labels and not load up on the cheap stuff. Finally, inviting students versus inviting families is a simple matter. The students increase arrests and make the area less safe, they tend to get involved in drunken destruction of property, two things the families don’t participate in.
Although some say lowering the minimum legal drinking age, or MLDA, will only cause more underage drinking and harm the adolescent brain, the MLDA should be lowered to 18 because the legal age of adulthood is 18, and lowering the legal drinking age will cut down on underage drinking, increase responsible drinking, and decrease drunk driving accidents. In Illinois, teenagers get a permit one year before they can legally drive a car on their own, this teaches responsibility and accountability while driving, so why do we not learn how to drink responsibly? Why, on our 21st birthdays do we all go out and get so blackout drunk that our friends have to carry us home? The issue here is that teens are not taught how to drink responsibly so there
Many citizens of California would naturally think about prices of products when they hear that the minimum wage will increase. An online article, by PewResearchCenter, says that “..Since it was last raised in 2009, to the current $7.25 per hour, the federal minimum has lost about 8.1% of its purchasing power to inflation”. Even though this was news a few years back, it still shows the effects of having a raise in minimum wage. It shows that 8.1% being purchased have been increased into products. There will be no point in raising the minimum wage if the price of products goes up.