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Small, organic farming isn't easy 

A new report from USDA-ERS on biotechnology (the summary: Genetically engineered (GE) crops (mainly corn, cotton, and soybeans) were planted on 169 million acres in 2013, about half of U.S. land used for crops. Their adoption has saved farmers time, reduced insecticide use, and enabled the use of less toxic herbicides. Research and development of new GE varieties continues to expand farmer choices.)

SB1000 would require all drinks sold in California stores made with added sweeteners equal to 75 or more calories per 12 ounces to carry warning labels on the front of cans and bottles.

Is it really possible that soda taxes have no dead weight loss.  This study seems to suggest so