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Rabih Gabriel

  108 months ago

VAT or FAT?

The wealth of a human being is mainly his health and in our modern living’s style, nutrition become “THE” priority of the priorities.
The European commission is studying to implement new taxes on special food contained high proportions of fat.
For information: We need on a daily basis between 2000 and 2500 calories. There are three kind of fat:
Saturated fat, unsaturated fat and polysaturated fat. The saturated fat is the one we should keep eyes on when we are looking at the nutrition label on cans and food we are buying. However, there are other ingredients should be looked at; the proportions of carbohydrates, the salts, the proteins content. Some of the Nordic countries are already introducing “ Sugar” tax and some of the EU countries ( like the French and Irish Governments) are studying imposing some regulations on Food companies to improve their nutrition standard. We have to admit that Health is Nutrition related. Whether imposing VAT or Tax on typical food or Drinks would encourage people to control their appetite for “unhealthy food is to be seen. I suggested in some stage is to encourage people to get into Gym Clubs by giving Tax Incentives (exactly the same rule applied for donation to Charity).
Would you be in favour for extra Tax on typical “ fatty food” or going to Gym If Tax incentives can be given?
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Suskulita

  108 months ago
For example here in Finland we already have "Sugar -tax" but ....it is not any answer. Reply
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mgreensl

  108 months ago
I get fed up with the idea that all problems can be solved with tax its been shown that it doesn't Reply
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macmac3

  108 months ago
just pure greed on the pore tax payers next the tax man will shake us up side down Reply
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bearsome

  108 months ago
Oops - should have said "while so-called healthy spreads are cheaper". Reply
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bearsome

  108 months ago
Sadly, there seem to be fewer people who can cook a decent healthy meal, and low income isn't necessarily a bar to a healthy diet. Maybe what we need is more free or low cost cooking lessons for people! I can't imagine anything more boring than a gym as a way of exercising - it's not for everyone. I love butter (only certain brands, though), I'm not overweight, eat a balanced healthy diet, and have a fairly physically active lifestyle, so why should I pay more for a natural foodstuff while the so-called 'healthy' cholesterol-lowering spreads (with added chemicals)? Because I rarely drink alcohol, I choose to drink fruit juice based lightly fizzy drinks, but they're fairly high in sugar (as are ALL natural fruit juices). I'm then able to drive after an occasional evening in a pub or restaurant, but if this food tax goes ahead, I'm then paying more for keeping sobre. Can't win, can we? : ( Reply
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carames2009_6578

  108 months ago
Lo mejor es comer comida saludable y quitarse de comida con tanta grasa . Reply
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momoftwits

  108 months ago
I buy my weekly groceries by price,as I have two always hungry teenagers to feed on a very limited budget. We cannot afford to eat 'healthily'.We eat plenty of fresh vegetables,but fruit is too expensive to buy and the meat we can afford to buy is the fattier,cheaper cuts,I cook from scratch for most meals,but treats for our kids would be classed as 'unhealthy'.As both of my teenagers are so skinny that I have trouble getting clothes to fit,why should they be penalised because some parents can't control the calorie intake of their offspring? Reply
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matriarch01

  108 months ago
My mother is 92, she was brought up on a diet in which saturated fat and veg treated with various pest killers featured very prominently. She has always eaten chocolate at every possible opportunity. But, she worked hard and took loads of exercise in her everyday life as a consequence she has never been overweight. NOOOO I would not support a fat tax, it would not work and would make no difference. Reply
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