Filed Under: Snacks

Personal Responsibility Be Dammed

Marion Nestle spews her anti-choice rhetoric in Newsday, again blaming obesity on “overwhelming industry pressures to eat more.” Nestle repeats her support for “taxing soft drinks and other high-calorie junk foods” to fund government programs to change the foods you eat. The real idea behind the “Twinkie tax,” as expressed by Kelly Brownell, father of the tax, is to sharply increase the price of these foods so they will be priced out of reach. (“Time for a Twinkie tax?,” U.S. News & World Report, 1/5/98.)

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