Opinion – Cutting Sugar Improves Children’s Health in Just 10 Days – The New York Times – John Gelmini

English: These children, playing in a public s...

English: These children, playing in a public space, vary in their proportion of body fat. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Dr Alf is right, this new evidence shows that the food and sugar lobbies need to be taken on now, and the directors, who are apologists for sales of sugar and salt laden food, pilloried for the overpaid charlatans that they are.

Then we need variable taxes on foods and the means to enforce the law, if necessary by going through the corporate veil and personally surcharging directors of firms in flagrant breach, including non compliant retailers, wholesalers and food and drink manufacturers.

The media needs to be on board and stocks of salt and sugar laden food past the designated sell by dates need to be destroyed publicly in massive bonfires with the directors of those firms who made the food required to be there and make contrite statements.

The NHS and other healthcare systems will implode unless something drastic is done to stop the rising tide of obesity, diabetes and increasingly slothful unproductive people with ballooning waistlines.

John Gelmini

NHS chief Simon Stevens says: ‘Stop marketing junk food at children’ | Daily Mail Online

This is a must-read article from the Daily Mail. Check it out!

via NHS chief Simon Stevens says: ‘Stop marketing junk food at children’ | Daily Mail Online.

Personally, I wish that policy-makers would stop talking about the dangers of obesity and intervene decisively.

There’s a need for a special tax or levy on junk-food companies and soft-drinks companies. A levy, like on the banks or North Sea oil, would be much more effective than trying to tinker with VAT, which is already very complicated.


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