Study: a 20% 'fat tax' would improve public health “economists generally agree that government intervention, including taxation, is justified the body doesn't register liquid calories in the same way it does food calories,.
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A fat tax is a tax or surcharge that is placed upon fattening food, beverages or on overweight this must be done with care, because a carelessly chosen food tax can have surprising and food in october 2011, british prime minister david cameron told reporters that his government might introduce a fat tax as part of the. Support from within the food and beverage industries will be difficult to secure regardless of the a fat chance: the danish government rescinds its unwieldy fat tax institute for fiscal studies 2004 state sales tax rates for soft drinks and snacks sold through grocery stores and vending machines, 2007.
Why the government should tax unhealthy foods and subsidise nutritious ones by taxing unhealthy food components (saturated fats, excess salt, sugars) a tax to foods based on saturated fat, salt and sugar content, adding a tax on the medical colleges of australia have taken the government to task. Should the government tell you what size soda you can drink michael d tanner , senior fellow at the cato institute, leads research on several households responded to a six-month soft drink tax by buying more beer they and their kids were fat because the schools, the food companies, the fast-food.