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A new study from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill suggests that an 18 percent tax on pizza and sodas could result in a a shift in eating habits that would reduce the average American’s weight by five pounds per year, which would go a long way toward having an impact on the nation’s obesity rates, which cost the nation $147 million a year in health-related expenses.

"While such policies will not solve the obesity epidemic in its entirety and may face considerable opposition from food manufacturers and sellers, they could prove an important strategy to address overconsumption, help reduce energy intake and potentially aid in weight loss and reduced rates of diabetes among U.S. adults," the report says.
KC's View:
Pizza? Now they want to tax pizza?


These people are nuts. Seriously nuts.

Pizza may be the eighth deadly sin (as a certain troubadour once sang), but it also one of the staffs of life.

“Considerable opposition” to such a tax? That’s an understatement - and it won’t just come from manufacturers and retailers.