Many people argue that laws prohibiting certain foods infringe upon our rights. However, if unhealthy foods were outlawed, the obesity epidemic would die down, healthcare would become cheaper, life rates would increase, and I suggest that we would get over the unhealthy cravings in less than a year. It takes the choices from the people in order to help the people. Is this wrong or right?
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"We just need healthy foods to be cheaper." Amen!
Chicken Caesar salad lunch size for $3.99 (no water); or One qtr pound hot dog & soda (with free refills), and a large slice pizza at Costco for the same price! Hmmm?
Health food is overpriced!
A tax on "junk food" would penalize the poor more than anyone else, given how many poor neighborhoods don't provide residents with better food options. Instead how about tax breaks to real grocers who open in poor neighborhoods.
I agree entirely with you both. We should not outlaw unhealthy foods because this is a little too overboard. Instead of destroying freedom, we should nudge people towards the better choice. I mean, right now unhealthy foods are by far the cheapest
The should make healthy food less expensive!
There is no reason why the market should be charging so much for lettuce and veggies. It's as if they raise the price on things if they're considered healthy!
It's cheaper to grow veggies vs animals!
Processed food is cheaper than fresh veggies/fruits because of U.S. government subsidies paid to the producers of corn and wheat. Fresh stuff is more perishable therefore also more expensive. You can't freeze lettuce like you can freeze & ship be
Great ideas Ron Burgundy (sorry, I had to say that). I hope nutrition education could produce effective results. However, I doubt that many people would take it to heart.
I love your idea about ingredients. However, placing laws against certain foods would most likely be restricted to supermarkets and restaurants. People can still make what they want, but laws would hurt the availability of quick and easy junk food.