The Debate Over Taxing Fatty Foods Essay
Madam/ Mr chair, ladies and gentlemen.
Of course the introduction of the fat tax, doesn't instantly ensure that obesity levels and overweight issues will immediately drop and that medical problems related to obesity will suddenly disappear, but it does increase the average persons incentive to stop and think about what they are doing to themselves and become aware of the dangers they inflict on their bodies.
The increased price of a muffin compared to maybe a fruit salad costing half the price and carrying half the calories, is bound to appeal more then a stodgy, fat packed, mound of dough destined to morph you into its twin. I mean I'm not trying to make …show more content…
It's just not worth it. You would have thought that we would have learnt through our own misery or at least that of others, that these tragedies can so easily be averted. This debate on whether fatty foods should be taxed should not be taking place- there are so much more important issues to be dealing with- but instead we spend our time trying to fight a battle which we started though ignorance and our continuing refusal to grasp with reality.
In the average medium or lower class family in the UK, the case may be that either both parents work full time or part time jobs -and at the same time look after a family at home.
Seriously- Say you were one of these parents. After a whole day's hellish slog in the office or work place- would you honestly look forward to rushing home to prepare a large, time consuming- though nutritious, meal for your kids? Of course not!
When given the options of that or an easy, no hassle meal of pizza or fish and chips, most of you will definitely go towards the pizza- and who can blame you?...But- this is not a sustainable or at least a helpful solution to the