Thu, 13 Dec 2012 8:59a.m.
Taxing fatty foods and fizzy drinks and subsidising fruit and vegetables could improve the diet and health of the nation.
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27/12/2012 2:20:59 p.m.
Daniel Lang wrote:
I agree with the proposed tax but it needs to be brought in, in a moderate way, first before any drastic measures are taken. I am reminded of the parable about the man who stuck his hand in boiling water and thought the pain would stop if it stuck it in freezing cold water.
22/12/2012 1:10:35 p.m.
Looks like "Nanny State New Zealand" is now about to form it's own food police. Be very careful who you invite to dinner as they could be a 'good agent' and you could in up in court by serving fatty food and sugary desserts. I just have one question: When they talk about taxing fizzy drinks, does that include champagne?
19/12/2012 8:18:58 p.m.
This is absurd, lets punish the good responsible citizen again who eats the target food groups in moderation and don't gain weight. We shouldn't have to pay more for the simple luxuries in life in a futile effort to change behaviour of those who don't have any will power to help themselves.
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