A sugar tax may have to be introduced to curb obesity rates, the chief medical officer for England has said.Translation, we may have a problem with the slaves not living as long, answer tax their favourite foods, it won't work but it'll mean more cash for fact finding trips to the Bahamas's.
Dame Sally Davies told a committee of MPs that unless the government was strong with food and drink manufacturers, it was unlikely they would reformulate their products.
She said she believed "research will find sugar is addictive", and that "we may need to introduce a sugar tax".
The food industry said it was working on reducing sugar in products.
Speaking to the health select committee, Dame Sally said: "We have a generation of children who, because they're overweight and their lack of activity, may well not live as long as my generation.
"They will be the first generation that live less, and that is of great concern."
It really ought to be none of the governments business what we eat save only in hygiene regulations making sure it's safe to eat and not poisonous. Unfortunately the government is paying taxpayers cash to fake charities like Sustain (advises the government on the food and farming industry) to tell it to do something it wants to control and make it look like its impartial advice.
If the government wants to do something about health, it could drop the ridiculous amount of unnecessary courses on the national curriculum, religion, race studies, sexual studies etc and make the kids run around the non-existent sports fields they all sold off.
Exercise will do far more for kids than diet, at that stage in their lives as they can burn off all the sugar. Good diet is only really important for adults, particularly those who aren't of a sporting bent.
Still as far as the government is concerned an advisor is telling them to tax more. That's all they want to hear.