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Would an Australian sugar tax reduce obesity?

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Sat Jun 08, 2019 12:50 pm

"Could a sugar tax work?"

"In the study, participants purchased food and snacks in scenarios involving different levels of sugar taxes, as well as different types of 'front-of-package' labels, including labels that have been proposed by Health Canada that warn consumers about high levels of sugar, salt and saturated fat in pre-packaged foods.

The study found that when prices increased due to taxes, or packages displayed nutrition labels such as the 'high in sugar' label on the front of packs, people bought drinks and snacks with less sugar, sodium, saturated fat and calories."


https://www.foodprocessing.com.au/conte ... -344824577




I don't get the logic. As if taxes have ever deterred people? Carbs are a bigger issue than sugar for weight gain. !rolleyes


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Sat Jun 08, 2019 3:49 pm

People want their sugar cravings filled. Now people want to make money from it. It's just another tax opportunity. If they were serious they would ban it before it gets to the shelves. !rolleyes

If implemented they are punishing everyone including healthy people who want an occasional treat.

They are thinking of it here now

"We know Canadians – including our children – are consuming too much sugar and sugary drinks in particular are harming our health," said Mary Lewis of the Heart and Stroke Foundation in a release."

https://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2017/03/1 ... -sugar-tax


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Sun Jun 09, 2019 10:54 am

After a sugar tax there would be a salt tax. Then a fat tax. Then a carb tax.... Then a tax for being taxed for sugar. Then a tax for sitting in a bedroom while eating sugar.

Oh, wait. A bedroom tax already exists.


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