food deserts, public health, crime reduction, public policy
In December 2008, Governor David Paterson (D-NY) proposed an 18 percent tax on nondiet sodas and fruit drinks containing less than 70 percent natural fruit juice. While the tax was part of a broader budget proposal designed to address New York State's fiscal crisis - a plan that that included new taxes and tax hikes on 137 items and services' - state officials promoted the "obesity tax," as the soft drink levy came to be called, as a public health measure.
Brisman, A. (2021). Food Justice as Crime Prevention. Journal of Food Law & Policy, 5(1). Retrieved from https://scholarworks.uark.edu/jflp/vol5/iss1/3