Will a Soda Tax Cure Our Health Woes?

Are marketers responsible for America’s ills? Stephan Blackwell in Death and Taxes magazine:

But should government interfere with our eating habits? It looks like they have to. There is no decline in obesity rates in any state. Heart disease is a premiere American affliction and it is rooted in, sure, genetics but also poor eating habits. U.S. Citizens have also been victimized by marketing strategies that convince people corn sugar is a vital part of our diets. When is the last time you’ve seen a marketing campaign for salad? All this while the health-insurance battle ensues on Capitol Hill.”

Here it is: http://www.deathandtaxesmag.com/75176/bostons-soda-ban-gives-hope-to-civilization/

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