I don't think so: cigarettes cost much but people still buy them... why it can't be the same for junk foods? Fat tax will make these people even more poor, but they aren't ready to say "stop" to junk food.
In addition, not many people have an overview of what a healthy life is, and gyms are not actively attended by everyone.
People will continue to buy what they love to eat.
Maybe we should find ways to cut the price of "healthy food" to compete with so called junk food.
In the U.S. one can go to COSTCO a warehouse grocer which has a small offering of meals. A foot long hot dog and soda (free refills) is only $1.50 or they can buy a foot long hot dog, soda (free refills), a LARGE slice of pizza and a 12 oz cup of frozen yogurt for under $5.
At the same location you can purchase a (small) Chicken Caesar Salad for about $4 (mostly lettuce) and it doesn't even come with a bottle of water! If someone is hungry they're likely to spend there money on whatever variety of food they can get that will fill them up. In all honesty the price of salads & vegetables are way too high!
You can get fat eating too much of anything, even officially healthy foods.
A fat tax would lead to similar smuggling of food the way cigarettes are smuggled into areas with high cigarette taxes.
You'll see people taking steps around any rationing and portion limits, such as people switching to buying more 2 liter sodas when single serve sodas were taxed and limited in New York. Or there will simply be organized shopping rings to get around it like having your kids buy items in cash ahead of you so that you buy more without being restricted to X when Mom pays.
There's no consensus on classes of food being bad on you, such as butter alternatively being good and bad. A fat tax therefore won't help - and you'll get outcries from people on Atkins or disagree with official consensus today that the food is bad. So it can't stand
by Shanna 6 years ago
How can I learn to like healthy foods more than I do junk foods?How can I get into the habit of eating healthy foods when junk food is so cheap and much more readily available? How can I learn to like healthy foods more than I like junk food?
by geethakasiram 5 years ago
Is junk foods are good for health???Today the world become modern. so the people changed their life style.Then the diet was changed according to their life style..Some of the junk foods have a negative impact on human health.But people didn't know these things and consumed because of the...
by Susan Reid 5 years ago
Geez. No wonder Wisconsin's dairy cows want to come to California!!This makes no sense economically to the state or nutritionally to food stamp recipients (especially young kids).What are they thinking?http://www.dailykos.com/story/2013/05/0 … ood-Stamps
by Susannah Birch 6 years ago
What are some fatty foods that will help you gain weight FAST?My family has recently had a few colds in a row and I lost 5kg... and after having five teeth removed I'm on a liquid diet for a few days so I will probably lose a few more. Once I can eat properly again I want to get some of the weight...
by weightlossin 7 years ago
Only one.Fat and sugar free diet
by mac carter 7 years ago
What are the drawbacks of junk foods?
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