BBC News – Sugary drinks tax would have ‘modest’ effect on obesity

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This article from the BBC is a MUST READ in my view.

BBC News – Sugary drinks tax would have ‘modest’ effect on obesity.

Personally, I was disgusted at the weak position taken by the BBC in this article; it merely cites different self-interest groups and one biased piece of research.

The real context is that obesity is a growing crisis for the UK, with the Government’s response being far too little too late. One wonders if the food and drinks’ companies are behind the UK Government‘s complacency, with their robust lobbying?

Surely, it’s time for the UK Government to take a strategic look at obesity and consider significantly higher taxes, across the board, for the whole food and drink sector where there is a link to obesity?

Any thoughts?

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