Lifestyle Economics

Tax on sugar and salt will not reduce obesity

Christopher Snowdon writes for The Spectator

In an op-ed for The Spectator, IEA Head of Lifestyle Economics Christopher Snowdon, has lambasted new proposals by Henry Dimbleby’s National Food Strategy which has called for a tax on salt and sugar to force companies to reformulate their  products in the ‘war against obesity’.

Christopher argued: “The notion that consumers give vegetables the swerve because they are too expensive is one of the weirdest lies paternalists tell themselves to avoid the truth that people know what they like and don’t particularly like turnips“.

Christopher also said driving up the price of food is the last thing struggling families in the UK need as inflation rises.

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