Obesity is an increasing problem across the globe, as unhealthy food products that are cheaply made seem to riddle lower-middle class kitchen pantries. The Australian Medical Association is taking action against sugary foods and drinks, aiming to reduce consumption and lower obesity rates by imposing taxes on these foods.
Additionally, the AMA will limit junk food advertising to children. Clearly, this organization thinks the food is the problem.
But perhaps this food is always consumed due to it costing much less than healthier, natural food items.
“We do not support a new tax on sugar to address this issue,” Greg Hunt, spokesman for the health minister told the Guardian. “Unlike the Labor party, we don’t believe increasing the family grocery bill at the supermarket is the answer to this challenge.”