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    Sugary Drink Tax

    Post by mo1905 on Thu Mar 17 2016, 08:21

    So, what do you think of this new tax ? Do you think it's good news and will help our kids or do you think it's just another stealth tax ? My opinion is that if the Gov't truly cared about the Nation's health, they would make healthier drinks cheaper rather than tax sugary drinks. You ever bought a bottle of water from a petrol station ? What do you all think ? Good idea or bad ?


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    Re: Sugary Drink Tax

    Post by Eddie on Thu Mar 17 2016, 11:47

    Just another rip off that will achieve nothing in the fight against junk food. They would have been better off stating on the product in big letters a health warning, as done with cigarettes.  I saw this today.

    "Jamie Oliver, the celebrity chef who has long campaigned for better food education, couldn't have been more perfectly situated when the so-called 'sugar tax' was announced as part of the 2016 Budget.

    In fact, the TV personality - whose work with schools and lobbying of the Government over the issue has been well documented - just so happened to be walking past Westminster shortly after George Osborne revealed he would be imposing a levy on the soft drinks industry, which is expected to raise £520m."

    The sick joke is, he flogs a chocolate desert in his restaurants that contains 80 grams of sugar. His recipe books are full of high sugar gruel as well. As a chef I think he is pretty poor, but as a self publicist he is a star. How long before he is taking food parcels to refugee kids in Macedonia. We need to be told.

    There is so much bullshit in this world, we need wings just to stay above it. affraid

    Check this lunacy out.



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    Echoing the widespread affection for Cadbury's Creme Egg, a number of social media users expressed their delight at the creation.

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    Re: Sugary Drink Tax

    Post by Paul1976 on Thu Mar 17 2016, 12:16

    Waste of time and just another stealth tax,just like fags and booze,price don't come into it if people want their fix and if pushed-Will buy less whole foods to compensate...Money raised to be pumped into school sports?? Really? Is that money 100% ringfenced? Why not the ailing NHS too? Cameron and Osbourne...Slippery and slimy more like.


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    Re: Sugary Drink Tax

    Post by Eddie on Thu Mar 17 2016, 12:39

    @Paul1976 wrote:Waste of time and just another stealth tax,just like fags and booze,price don't come into it if people want their fix and if pushed-Will buy less whole foods to compensate...Money raised to be pumped into school sports?? Really? Is that money 100% ringfenced? Why not the ailing NHS too? Cameron and Osbourne...Slippery and slimy more like.

    Haven't you heard? You can outrun a bad diet rofl rofl rofl

    Agree with you 100% what's a couple of pence on an overly priced bottled of sugar water, zilch.


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    Re: Sugary Drink Tax

    Post by Jan1 on Thu Mar 17 2016, 14:41

    The news about the 'sugary drinks tax' is everywhere ... and it does highlight the damage sugar can do to our health.

    Diet Doctor doesn't want to get political  http://www.dietdoctor.com/uk-soda-tax-introduced-bold-move-childhood-obesity

    The Diabetes Diet raises the question regarding Type 1 diabetics (and others who use insulin) using sugary drinks when they are hypo and that "Diabetes UK has said it will be involved in the consultation about how tax on sugary drinks can be introduced to raise this concern so that it does not impact negatively on the way people with diabetes treat their condition."
    http://diabetesdietblog.com/2016/03/17/tax-on-sugary-drinks-announced/

    The best article for me so far is Libby at 'Ditch The Carbs'
    "This is a profound moment that will travel the globe and other governments may have the conviction to push their own sugar tax.

    IT’S TIME TO GET ‘MEDIEVAL’ ON SUGAR.

    Why is sugar sweetened drinks up for a sugar tax and not cakes, biscuits and chocolate? Jamie Olive says sugar sweetened drinks have earned their right to be focused on. Sugar sweetened drinks are the largest source of sugar in a children’s diet. The biggest killer is diet related disease but no one talks about it.

    The food industry doesn’t want clarity, because when there is clarity, people make better choices.  You need to change the rules of the game. Honesty and integrity are needed by the food industry. It’s about addressing business."

    See her excellent article here
    http://www.ditchthecarbs.com/2016/03/17/sugar-tax/

    For me I don't think sugar tax is the answer - it's educating ALL and reducing the greed that is everywhere  ... we surely owe our children, and children everywhere, much better health than is being passed on to them?

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    Re: Sugary Drink Tax

    Post by mo1905 on Thu Mar 17 2016, 14:56

    I reckon this is just the beginning. Pretty soon we will get "statistics" telling us how well this sugary drink tax worked and how our children's health has greatly benefited. Then, chocolate, cakes, sweets etc will get the same treatment. A crafty tax and I don't believe the money will go back to help the youth. Perhaps a percentage will but the Gov't will "divert" a nice lump.


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    Re: Sugary Drink Tax

    Post by graham64 on Thu Mar 17 2016, 22:33

    It's just a gimmick by Osborne it will have little impact on the obesity levels whilst there is so many foods on the market crammed with sugar.


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    Re: Sugary Drink Tax

    Post by graham64 on Fri Mar 18 2016, 22:29

    Jamie Oliver was very enthusiastic as seen on TV with the announcement of the sugar tax which considering some of his recipes is hypocritical to the least given the amounts of sugar they contain try this one instead of a can of coke  

    See more of his recipes here http://www.telegraph.co.uk/


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    Re: Sugary Drink Tax

    Post by Eddie on Sat Mar 19 2016, 15:25

    @graham64 wrote:Jamie Oliver was very enthusiastic as seen on TV with the announcement of the sugar tax which considering some of his recipes is hypocritical to the least given the amounts of sugar they contain try this one instead of a can of coke  

    See more of his recipes here http://www.telegraph.co.uk/

    We live in a world of spin, hype and bullshit. I don't suppose Oliver gives a monkeys toss about obesity etc. He has received monumental free publicity, more grist to his business empire. Meanwhile the FSA push ever more carbs which equals sugar to the masses. Only in a world this sick eh.


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    Re: Sugary Drink Tax

    Post by chris c on Sun Mar 20 2016, 23:26

    If it's a success they will be after the fat next. Never the starch.
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    Re: Sugary Drink Tax

    Post by mo1905 on Mon Mar 21 2016, 09:42

    @chris c wrote:If it's a success they will be after the fat next. Never the starch.

    Totally agree Chris. What worries me though is that they will "tailor" the statistics to prove how well this sugar tax has worked. Then, fat next.


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