Commentary on today’s news and opinion, from readers and newsmakers.
A commentary arguing for a tax on junk food has some LoHud.com readers wondering where government regulation will end, while others propose a tax on healthy food instead. Ronnie Cummins, national director of the Organic Consumers Association, wrote the original piece.
When did we … as a people … regress to childhood? Now our diets need a government mandate?”
— Denis Ian
Let’s put the facetious shoe on the other foot and mandate maximum prices that healthy foods can be sold for. The healthier the food, the lower the price must be.”
— Ben Kaufman
The other side of the argument, “What you eat is no one’s business but your own,” comes from Andrew P. Morriss, a professor of law and business at the University of Alabama.
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