Childhood Obesity News has been tracking the anti-sugar movement as it manifests in the United Kingdom.
The taxpayers can’t afford to pay for all the illness caused by all the obesity, yet the taxpayers keep on getting fat.
The beverage industry should stop spending so much on advertising to kids, leave prices where they are, pay the tax, and eat the difference.
The struggle to reduce sugar consumption via an economic solution is entwined with the eternal British problem of class warfare.
The drawback of behavioral interventions is that, unless the subjects are in a very restrictive environment like boot camp, people can’t be made to do things.
Any time a sugar tax is proposed the same arguments are heard. Who benefits? Who gets hurt? Where does a government’s concern for the citizens’ welfare end?
To advance the interests of the beverage industry is not part of the CDC’s job description, but to improve the health of Americans including obese children is.
We keep learning about Dr. Michael Pratt, a senior CDC official whose coziness with the soft drink industry violates many a comfort level.
A few unseemly ties have been uncovered between the Coca-Cola Company and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).