The article by Mark Bittman in the New York Times suggests that a tax on soda beverages would significantly lessen the consumption of sugar-sweetened drinks children intake. Although the author does include the perspectives of advocates and opponents of the soda tax, he also does not explicitly state there is no clear-cut connection between drinking soda and obesity. The ambiguity of this connection employs the stereotype that overweight children inevitably drink soda. This incorrect assumption overlooks other fatty foods children are consuming which are not undergoing revision for taxation.
The article makes me consider the financial benefits associated with taxing foods that are in facdt harmful to a child's diet. Aside from ... More »
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