02 Oct '11, 2am

Denmark Imposes World's First Fat Tax | Care2 Causes

The idea of heavily taxing a product (like cigarettes or alcohol) that is bad for you and contributes to ill health does not stop the sale of these items, nor would it stop the sale of unhealthy 'junk food' items like Soda, chips, and candy (butter is already very expensive) but even so, there are many healthy alternatives out there such as evoo and coconut oil. Yes butter is delicious but not everything has to swim in it. So if a tax on these items can help people THINK more about what they really want to put into their bodies then I say go for it. (especially soda and other high fructose corn syrup containing products). Produce, lean meats, fish, legumes and seeds should be lower cost to encourage more people to buy and utilize them. It's amazing how much more satiety you get when your food is nutritionally dense! (This is coming from the fingertips of a life long, recov...

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