Sceptically Fit

04/10/2011

Misguided Attempts to Help

Filed under: Health and Nutrition — Tags: , , , , , — Sceptically Me @ 17:50

Unhealthy food needs to be taxed more – but it needs to actually taking unhealthy food, not good basics like butter, full-fat milk, cream and especially not meat! Target processed food, target sugary and starchy foods! And of course, ban trans-fat! That’s one thing the Danes got right.

The government will consider introducing a “fat tax” to tackle Britain’s growing obesity levels, the prime minister, David Cameron, has said.

Cameron said drastic action was needed to prevent health costs soaring and life expectancy falling.

Under measures introduced in Denmark recently, a surcharge is being placed on foods that contain more than 2.3% saturated fat. The levy targets high-fat products such as butter, milk, cheese, pizza, meat, oil and processed food.

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