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Scientists Support a Junk Food Tax

January 11, 2018 | 563 views
Soda taxes have been in the news for the last few years, but what about comprehensive junk food taxes? According to, scientists say such taxes could benefit public health. 

There were high hopes for the imposition of taxes on sugary beverages, but not all of these hopes have materialized. There is now reason to believe it may take education rather than government intervention to finally 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 products. 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. 

If you have recently cut back on or eliminated soda from your diet entirely, congratulations! You deserve to be proud. Sales of carbonated soft drinks have dropped for the 11th consecutive year in the U.S. The message is spreading that soda is a health disaster. 

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 and whole foods is one the biggest steps you can take toward taking control of your health.

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