Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Want to Lose 5 Pounds a Year?

Push for an 18% tax on soda and pizza: http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20100308/hl_nm/us_food_tax

According to research an 18% tax on soda and pizza can lower adults' intake enough to lower their weight by an average of 5 pounds a year.

Makes sense to me.


  1. Soda yes, pizza no. Candy and poptarts, yes. But we'd have get somebody to agree that poptarts are not a "smart choice" because they injected some fiber and reduced the fat.

  2. I agree with Larkspur. I think pizza can be a smarter choice, though obviously not all is. I tend to agree with Michael Pollan: if it's something you can buy at a gas station, it's (usually) not a smart choice. That's the food that should be taxed.

  3. I'm Italian, so taxing pizza isn't my first choice. Frozen pizza I'm all for taxing but not a fresh pie from a good pizzeria.

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