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Debate: Should Fatty Foods be taxed?

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Debate: Should Fatty Foods be taxed? 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 you think that a single, tiny, little muffin will immediately turn you into Mr. Blobby,- but combine together all those single, tiny, little muffins and the outcome I assure you- will not be to your advantage or pleasure. Even though you may be as thin as a been pole and weigh less then the average person, it doesn't mean that you can stuff ...read more.

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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 problem. You may say that producers have begun to take into consideration this matter- companies such as Birds Eye have recently started producing microwavable meals for children- which hold all the ingredients necessary for a healthy balanced diet. I suppose this does solve the problems of quick easy meals at low cost which provide healthier lifestyles- But these may ...read more.

Conclusion

We are in favour or anything which in any way condemns the causes of obesity and creates ways to solve the problems which are around us now. Speak to ANY of those people who have suffered from their diets and you will find that they will all wish that they had acted other wise and lived life healthier. And then think of those who you cannot speak to- because for them- it is too late. We have given you as many reasons as we can to influence you- but, that's all we can do- In the end the government, National Health Service, the doctors, nurses, friends and relatives, can only give you advice upon the matter and cannot force you to live life safely. We can impose as many taxes upon food, post as many posters and threaten you with as many disastrous outcomes as possible, but what is the point if you don't have the initiative? Think of those who have suffered- think of those who are suffering and think of yourself and the people who are to suffer. Take the initiative- as I am sure you will, and act in favor of the fatty tax. ...read more.

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