Thursday, May 12, 2011

On the notion of taxing sodas and other sweet drinks in the name of obesity.

I think it's absolutely classist, sizeist, and elitist. If something is too unhealthy to be sold in stores, it shouldn't be legal to sell it. As for alcohol and tobacco taxes making harmful compounds less desirable to people, it just means that people who want those things will buy them before doing things like paying bills and buying groceries.

I think a better idea would be regulating GMOs (banning perhaps) and encouraging soft drink companies to use cane sugar instead of HFCS, as corn products are, for many people, a great way to gain wait, and GMOs are a great way to sterilize populations of mice over three generations.

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