Nearly 34% of Americans are obese. And we soon might be following in Europe’s footsteps with a new “fat” tax. (Cya late night pizza and large coke.)
A recent study from the British Medical Journal found that a high tax on unhealthy foods could stop increasing obesity rates. Denmark, France, and Hungary have already imposed the tax. Here’s a list of food/drinks that have seen a tax hike (warning: some of your favs might be on this list):
Butter, milk, and cheese
Oil and processed food
Pastries, salty snacks, and food flavorings
What Can You Do?
Weigh in with your comments below. Do you think this is an effective way to fight obesity? Or are there better steps to take?
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