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Fat Tax Rears Its Ugly Head Half A World Away

Any day now, we can expect the Center for Science in the Public Interest to open a branch office in New Zealand. That country’s Agencies for Nutrition Action (a government arm) declared yesterday that food should be taxed according to its fat content in an effort to curb obesity. “We’ve got to take action,” a government spokesperson said. “We’re saying that if we don’t include a really long-term commitment to prevention, we’re going to be in trouble.” In a separate action, the Green Party is calling for new rules to control the content and amount of food advertising allowed on New Zealand television.

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