The junk-food industry, now under attack by public health advocates and parents, finds itself in a similar position to where the tobacco industry was in the 1990s. After decades of lies and industry propaganda, the truth is finally coming out: junk food kills.
mk: It would be very difficult to identify 'junk food' without creating a nightmarish bureaucracy of regulations. Perhaps decreasing subsidies for corn sold for HFCS, might be a more efficient approach. Rather than create a web of new taxes, we could eliminate tax breaks or credits that fund the basic ingredients of these foods.