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On recent findings about the sugar tax

Active debate has always surrounded the validity of the sugar tax, especially in the United States. Proponents argue that the sugar tax is a necessary measure to combat the extremely high childhood—and adult—obesity rates in America. However, critics argue that such “nanny-state” taxes are unnecessary because they limit the freedom of choice consumers have when they go to a supermarket or convenience store and want to buy a few snacks.

Meatless Monday campaign enjoys widespread student support

At Stanford and elsewhere, Meatless Monday is not about forcing anyone to go vegetarian or vegan. It’s about embracing and encouraging this shift to a more compassionate, sustainable, and healthful way of eating—one meal at a time. For these reasons and more, our campaign has been met with enthusiasm and positivity from virtually everybody we have come in contact with, contrary to what last week’s headline might suggest.