According to this article some goverments wanna tax fat or do it already? Would this change your diet to a low fat diet? Or do you think they also tax healthy fats like butter lard, nuts, seeds, ...?
asked bypaleohacks (78467)
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on August 25, 2011
at 10:07 PM
They aren't taxing fat, they're putting heavier taxes on highly processed foods and high-sugar drinks. I don't think it's a concern for us, really. And honestly, if it's the choice between implementing a tax on processed foods made with subsidy crops or removing the subsidies altogether, this is not only more likely to happen but also puts the majority of the burden on the chemical companies creating the "foods" and not the farmers who are simply taking advantage of the system. There are a number of books out there discussing why subsidies are both unnecessary and also very difficult to remove. It's always possible that the taxes will lower affordability, which might lower sales, which might encourage those companies to invest in other industries, which might eventually result in subsidies no longer being so heavily protected by lobby.
Then again, that's a lot of "might."