Filed Under: Snacks

News Room Brawl Over $3 Snickers Bar

Calling for a “very, very steep tax” on snack foods, Tampa Tribune business reporter Mike Stobbe sides with the Center for Science in the Public Interest’s (CSPI) Kelly Brownell and Michael Jacobson in calling for a national “sin tax on junk food” to “raise a lot of money for health efforts… and subsidize the costs of healthy [foods].” Stobbe’s proposal for a $3 Snickers bar was rebutted by another reporter, who wisely noted “You can’t legislate people’s behavior.” (“Opinion divided over sin tax for junk food,” Tampa Tribune)

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