Sunday, July 24, 2011

Supporting the Healthy & Discouraging the Unhealthy

came across this great article talking about taxing unhealthy foods and beverages such as, soda, sugary juices, candies, fries, etc. while subsidizing healthier foods like fruits, vegetables, whole grains, etc. by doing so the revenue generated by the unhealthy foods could generate into the billions which could in affect help high health costs, go to community projects like bike trails, parks, community centers, etc. then by subsidizing the healthier foods you would be able to buy them at a more reasonable price which is great. the combination of all of the above could in fact help reduce many health risks especially diabetes. other countries and some states have already passed similar laws or are getting ready to take affect which is very exciting. if you are more interested in this article you can find it here: Tax Soda, Subsidize Vegetables

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