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Fat tax: Going too far?Posted Monday, October 3, 2011, at 7:00 PM
Denmark is now imposing a "fat tax" of $2.90 per 2.2 pounds of saturated fat in some food products.
I agree that food manufacturers, and let's add restaurants to the mix, are going way too far in forcing fat on people. So many restaurant entrees contain over a day's worth of fat, calories and salt. And that's one item.
But is a law that, in effect, punishes people for what they eat going too far? I'd say so.
I can't see a law like that passing nationally in the United States; maybe locally in California or New York.
We are what we eat -- and it should be up to us to take that responsibility, not a government to force it on us.
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David Melson is a copy editor and staff writer for the Times-Gazette.
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