The Netherlands is imposing a "fat tax" on fatty foods to encourage people to consume less junk...think it would be great for society if they did this while lowering the price of fruits and vegetables in the meantime...what do you think? Or we could tax the hell out of companies producing that stuff in the first place! Yay or nay? I'm all for it!
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I'm all for it. I personally wouldn't mind seeing 90% of the sugary garbage on the store shelves marketed towards kids getting bounced as well.
Over the years, many companies decided "Let's cut costs by cutting corners! Pack everything with corn syrup, fat, and sodium so it tastes great and costs less!"
More quality products on the shelves means more people living healthier no matter what. Also, it gives those obese parents one less excuse to raise their kids on Happy Meals.
Like CJ said, there would have to be a definitive line or companies would fight tooth and nail to not get the short end of the stick (or God Forbid, they have to start making LEGIT products). It really comes down to who has the money. The big shot merchandising companies usually have a hand in the pocket of politicians making righteous bills like this impossible to pass.1