The Problem With Using Healthy to Compete

Indicating which foods are healthy, which have too much sugar, and which are natural, food labels affect how firms compete and what we eat.

A Sweet Free Trade Zone

Economically speaking, Tootsie Rolls are special. In 2009, U.S. sugar beet prices (at 27.2 cents/lb.) were more than double the world price of cane sugar (13.8 cents/lb.)  Consequently, almost anything with sugar in it is more expensive. According to the…