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Fat Taxes Could Reduce Human Misery and Save Billions

February 15, 2017 | 1,199 views
There are high hopes for the imposition of taxes on fattening and unhealthy junk foods. ABS CBN investigated the potential benefits of such proactive government health policies and determined that Australia would save billions of dollars by implementing such a tax.

More than dollars are at stake. It is possible to justify such interventions on the basis of their ability to alleviate the unfathomable human misery inflicted by junk food fueled obesity.

Taxing and regulating dangerous junk food is a start but it will take more than punitive taxation to turn the tide against obesity. There is reason to believe that education is the most effective way extinguish demand for soda and slow the sugar fueled obesity scourge.  

The soda manufacturers generated an insatiable demand for their harmful products with clever marketing. They convinced generations of consumers that carbonated sugar slurries should be consumed with meals. They have invested vast sums of money to convince children to consume their toxic wares. The damage they have inflicted on the collective health of the planet is nearly incalculable. 

It is inevitable that some residual demand remains for their harmful wares. The best way to fight them is education. Consumers empowered with health knowledge are not as easily manipulated by the slick advertising pitches of the junk food giants. Soda consumption is in a death spiral as customers turn up their noses at aspartame and sugar-laden beverages

We're winning the war against the junk food and beverage industries. Check out my nutrition plan for additional information on how to remove all processed foods from your diet. Eating exclusively nourishing whole foods is one the biggest moves you can make toward taking control of your health.

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