According to this http://www.telegraph.co.uk/health/healthnews/8796522/Denmark-taxes-fatty-products.html the Danes have started specific taxing to most fat/containing products. In the meantime the article says that Hungary is targeting high/carb and sugary products. It seems that the Danes have the wrong target, do not they ...Also what do you think of the idea of governments taxing whatever they assume to be unhealthy foods, does it make sense_
Not a huge fan of social engineering. I would be against all such rules, even those that are in agreement with my thinking on nutrition.
If history is any indicator, legislative attempts to "make" people "healthy" are doomed to failure and are usually epic f-ups.
People respond to their environment (it's Darwin in action!) and act accordingly.
Shitty job market, people get depressed, alcohol and other drug consumption goes up.
Government goes into a tizzy and declares "war on drugs".
Non-violent drug offenders are incarcerated along with violent offenders and become violent themselves.
Crime increases as there are now more violent criminals who can't get jobs due to criminal records.
Job environment improves due to innovation unrelated to and in spite of legislators.
People start using less drugs as they are spending more time working.
Government declares "mission accomplished".