Nonprofit Newswire | Buying Off the Government by Paying in to Pew?

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May 20, 2010; Source: Supermarket Guru | In Philadelphia the beverage industry (Coke and Pepsi) are attempting to waylay the imposition of a sales tax on sugared beverages by promising to pay $10 million to Pew Charitable Trusts to be put to use in anti-obesity education. It is far from an even trade since the tax is expected to produce $77 million and as far as we can tell Pew has not agreed to the deal.—Ruth McCambridge