The King asked
The Queen, and
The Queen asked
"Could we have some butter for
The Royal slice of bread?"
Mr Cameron told the Conservative conference that a similar move should not be ruled out in the UK.
“I think it is something that we should look at,” he said in an interview with Five Live. “The problem in the past when people have looked at using the tax system in this way is the impact it can have on people on low incomes. But frankly, do we have a problem with the growing level of obesity? Yes.
“I am worried about the costs to the health service, the fact that some people are going to have shorter lives than their parents.”
Processed carbohydrates, which many Americans eat today in place of fat, may increase the risk of obesity, diabetes and heart disease more than fat does—a finding that has serious implications for new dietary guidelines expected this year.
Despite the government ignoring the anti-obesity lobby's urgent suggestions for traffic light labelling on food and suchlike, the latest figures show that obesity amongst men has fallen to 22% and the female obesity rate has fallen to 24%.