Tax, that ever-popular government control, is being applied to sugar. At least that is a suggestion being made by U.S. health experts in the quest to control obesity rates. Meanwhile, some sensible people have pointed out that taxing less healthy dietary elements such as sugar, saturated fats and salt should be combined with subsidising healthier fruit and vegetables. That’s the way to go if people are to be enticed into actually improving their diets.
Nearly everyone loves sweet things, some more than most, and lots of industries profit from this. Some by selling it, others by trying to wean you off it, and still others by attempting to cure you of the effects of overconsumption. While some people claim that there is no proof that sugar is the cause of disease, the increased consumption of all things sweet has paralleled an increase in obesity with the two trends usually being linked.
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