Tax the fat bastard, not the food

Once again it looks like the masses will suffer because the few can’t stop stuffing food into their gobs. They should tax fat bastards not food.

Biscuits could be made smaller under plans to cut obesity rates by reducing the amount of fat in the nation’s diet.

Ministers are set to demand that food manufacturers, cafes and supermarkets reduce the portion size of items high in saturated fat, such as biscuits, doughnuts, milky coffees and cakes.

Under the plans, seen by The Telegraph, customers could be encouraged to buy low-fat options by restricting the availability of less healthy food in restaurants and shops.

When ready meals and snacks are being manufactured, saturated fat would also be replaced with healthier ingredients, where possible, under the deal. 

The government is drafting a new “pledge” on reducing saturated fat in meals, which retailers, food and drink producers, and the hospitality industry will be expected to deliver.

However, Department of Health officials have suggested there is a risk that smaller portions of items such as biscuits and cakes will simply lead to customers buying more and could fail to reduce their fat intake overall.

Customers could also find themselves at risk of being ripped off if retailers charge the same price for less generous portions.


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As much at home writing editorials as being the subject of them, Cam has won awards, including the Canon Media Award for his work on the Len Brown/Bevan Chuang story. When he’s not creating the news, he tends to be in it, with protagonists using the courts, media and social media to deliver financial as well as death threats.

They say that news is something that someone, somewhere, wants kept quiet. Cam Slater doesn’t do quiet and, as a result, he is a polarising, controversial but highly effective journalist who takes no prisoners.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

Love him or loathe him, you can’t ignore him.

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