According to a 2012 obesity update by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), although obesity rates have slowed or stopped growing in the last decade in many countries in Great Britain, Europe and the Far East, they have increased 4 to 5 percent in Ireland, Canada and the U.S.
The above statistics have some wondering if junk food taxes in countries like Denmark, Hungary, Finland and France are having an effect of what consumers buy. Belgium, Ireland and Romania are among countries that are actively looking into creating junk food taxes, and debates have been taking place in the United States and Italy for some time on the subject.
So, what do you think: Is a junk food tax a good idea? Vote in our poll and also feel free to leave a comment below:
Do you think the U.S. should implement junk food taxes?