Could there soon be a tax on your Fruit Loops? If one group of researchers from the University of California, San Francisco, gets their way, then yes!
According to ABC News:
"In an editorial published today in the journal Nature, the UCSF doctors, Robert Lustig, Laura Schmidt and Claire Brindis, said the ballooning rates — and costs — of obesity, diabetes and other diseases, mean it’s time for regulators to lump sugar into the same category as booze and cigarettes and put similar restrictions on its sale and availability."
The authors of the editorial recommend the government tax all foods with added sugar such as soda, juice and cereal.
While I do believe sugar is plenty bad for you, (even though I have a mouthful of sweet teeth). I’m not ready to see a tax on it. I think as a nation it’s a matter of more responsible food producers, education on the consumer's part and making a huge effort to do something physical every day. In other words, it’s more than just sugar causing our problem of obesity! What do you think, should there be a tax on sugary foods?
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