If the governments wants its citizens to become healthier, and fight off the obesity epidemic then taxing junk food will lead nowhere while healthy food continues to be extremely expensive. The real solution is to subsidize fruits and vegetable farmers to the point of making them rich to produce excess fruits and vegetables for all Americans.
We would all be eating our apples and broccoli everyday if we can afford it.
Scientist have found and completely eliminated the fat gene from mice. The gene is I kappa B kinase epsilon, or IKKε. Without this gene, mice burns through fatty diets and food at a much higher rate, even raising the its body temperatures.
This could be the breakthrough that scientist have been looking for to create anti-obesity drugs that can regulate and minimize the production of the I kappa B kinase epsilon gene. Can we expect a wonder drug that can rev up metabolism, and literally burn away the fat from our bodies in the near future?
Imagine a world of skinny people all sitting on couches drinking beer, snacking on junk food with the body of supermodels all thanks to the new wonder drug that will eventually be derived from the IKKE gene discovery. These food industries would gladly fund the IKKE gene research in order to sell more of their food and drinks to a bunch of forever skinny consumers if they were ever given the opportunity to do so.
Even without studying and surveying 40,000 participants, we could have told you that drinking soda on a regular basis will increase your chances of becoming obese. Soda provides no nutritional value that the body needs, while just adding into the your body unnecessary sugar that converts easily to fat.