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  • manylumen manylumen Oct 12, 2009 11:52 AM Flag

    Tax on HFCS coming

    There are two ways to deal with bad diet choices. The preferred way is education, especially for foods tha are not "bad" in moderation. The second way is by regulation and that should be done for "foods" that are "bad", perhaps trans fats, where there are healthy alternatives. Its just that i have a problem with the state telling me what i can put in my mouth, we already have religious leaders for that. I do agree soda pop should not be sold in shools, but better alternatives offered like fruit and fruit juice etc.

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    • From what I have read about the health bill recently passed in the Senate committee, companies can charge double the premium for overweight enrollees. That ought to give incentive enough for folks to diet and get in shape. It also means that they will voluntarily cut back on sugary foods and drinks. I expect the numbers of lap band surgeries will soar as well. What it also means is that ADM will sell a whole lot less HFCS.

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