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February 20, 2015- The Post reports, “An influential nutritional panel sounded the alarm Thursday against sugary drinks and recommended taxing sodas to help stem America’s obesity problem. “Higher sugar-sweetened-beverage taxes may encourage consumers to reduce sugar-sweetened-beverage consumption,” the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee said in a 571-page report Thursday. The nutrition-focused panel even suggested that soda-tax revenues could subsidize much healthier fruits and vegetables. The heavy-duty federal recommendation was vindication for Bloomberg.”