The article goes on to say, "While it is unclear how such taxes could be brought in and enforced, they could help ensure that poor diet plays less of a role in future in a range of illnesses such as heart disease, type two diabetes and tooth decay, as well as obesity."
Scientists cite "evidence suggests that bigger health gains result from increasing the price of a broad range of foods rather than a narrow one, and sugary drinks offer the best proof that such a move can be effective."
"When the whole of the food industry is focused on continuing to give hard-pressed families great tasting food at an affordable price, seems fanciful if not irresponsible," said Terry Jones, director of communications for the Food and Drink Federation.
He is a spokesman for the food industry, representing food producers and retailers.
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