The Relationship Between the Soda Taxes in Berkeley, California and Mexico


Only two places in North America have enacted a soda tax: Berkeley, California and Mexico. Although Berkeley is often considered the most liberal American city, it was Mexico that first passed a soda tax, and served as inspiration to community members in Berkeley lobbying for the measure. The soda tax is an example of how laws in Mexico and Latin America can inspire effective change in the U.S.

Jasper Feinberg
Dr. Simón Barquera
Publication date: 
November 6, 2015
Publication type: 
Blog Entry