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Goal 1: Promote Human Health

Evaluation of large-scale regulatory efforts in the US and elsewhere

A number of cities(e.g Berkeley), states and countries (e.g Mexico's SSB tax, Chiles SSB and soon marketing controls and food package front of package label) will go into effect. Rigorous evaluations of the efforts will provide some sense of their potential to effect food purchase and dietary pattern and ultimately cardiometaboiic changes. Serious rigorous independent evaluations are needed to learn if these options--pushed... more »

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Goal 1: Promote Human Health

Would unconditional basic income improve people's health & ease poverty better than conventional welfare programs?

Here's an article on the "Mincome" program which Canada tested in the 1970's in a small town:

http://www.dominionpaper.ca/articles/4100

It had many positive effects on people's lives and health.

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'In the period that Mincome was administered, hospital visits dropped 8.5 per cent.'

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'“When you walk around a hospital, it's pretty clear that a lot of the time what we're treating are the consequences of poverty,”... more »

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