Tax the Bonbon!

Yeepiii for the proposal of the French tax inspectorates to substantially increase taxes on junk food from 5.5% to 19.6%. The problem with junk food is that it is unhealthy and causes obesity, but is in the same time very alluring because it is cheap, convenient and tasteful. Talking of which – AMA (Austrian Food Agency) found out in a recent research that ¾ of Austrian children between the age of 10 and 13 suffer serious smell and taste deficits. Austrian kids don’t feel the difference between sweet, sour, bitter or salty! Cute little robots. The reason lies in artificial taste additives found in junk food.

And to help parents get the kids off the junk (and not simply put them in the shitty situation where they have to explain to kids that bonbons are now expensive), the tax should be followed with a law forbidding the colourful and attractive packaging on sweets and banning advertising junk to kids. Actually, banning advertising anything to kids.

Hmm, this perfectly fits my plan to save the world.