Don’t Tax Calories!

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Perhaps this is going a little too far? The idea that we might inject health consciousness into our food consumption is good, but the combo of simplistic analysis and government legislation is probably not going to go down the gullet even with a big spoonful of sugar. As Dr Susan Albers says in her article Do We Need Calorie Laws?, calories are only one indicator of a food’s properties and is only relative to health in the context of a lot of other factors. Seen in a larger context, the obvious trend toward healthfulness (driven by the not-so-altruistic issue of health care costs as they affect and burden the US economy) is one that will only grow and become more significant in the coming decades.

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