Diabetics have nothing to eat - please introduce sugar tax

Diabetics have nothing to eat - please introduce sugar tax

Hi.. as a diabetic there is little available for me to eat which does not have added sugar or carbohydrates. I would appreiciate a sugar tax. I would appreciate a carb and sugar free menu item at restaurants. A sugar tax is the single biggest economic and public health and finances initiative still left untouched.

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  • Chelsea Finnie
    tagged this with essential 2016-12-03 22:46:31 +1300
  • Tim O’Donnell
    tagged this with essential 2016-11-27 20:54:47 +1300
  • duncan cairncross
    commented 2016-11-27 16:48:29 +1300
    I agree
    we don’t have a “obesity” problem we have a sugar problem
    mainly because of the wholesale replacement of fat with sugar over the last 40 years – driven by bad faulty science (and the sugar lobby)
  • duncan cairncross
    tagged this with essential 2016-11-27 16:48:29 +1300
  • Tim O’Donnell
    commented 2016-11-26 22:44:30 +1300
    I agree because there’s a fat epidemic that’s crippling our health system. Something has to be done if not this
  • Tim O’Donnell
    tagged this with interesting 2016-11-26 22:44:30 +1300
  • Josie Carrad
    tagged this with important 2016-11-26 13:17:54 +1300
  • John Rusk
    commented 2016-11-26 09:54:53 +1300
    Maybe some controls on salt too? E.g. its seldom practical to bake one’s own bread, so we are at the mercy of how much salt is added by the bread companies.
  • John Rusk
    tagged this with important 2016-11-26 09:54:53 +1300
  • Susan Jones
    commented 2016-11-26 08:16:38 +1300
    I didn’t realise there was problem, but you are correct. You would think like vegetarian, gluten free, etc now available the burgening number of diabetics would have triggered better reaction from food companies and food outlets.
  • Susan Jones
    tagged this with essential 2016-11-26 08:16:38 +1300
  • Philip Marshall
    commented 2016-11-26 03:07:26 +1300
    We shouldn’t even need to discuss this! I would say it is a no-brainer but sadly not.
  • Philip Marshall
    tagged this with essential 2016-11-26 03:07:26 +1300
  • Graeme Kiyoto-Ward
    commented 2016-11-25 18:48:21 +1300
    Agreed. Harmful substances where the costs are externalized and burdened back into the tax base should have compensatory taxes as both disincentive and cost recovery for the crown. Sugar, tobacco, narcotics come to mind.
  • Graeme Kiyoto-Ward
    tagged this with interesting 2016-11-25 18:48:21 +1300
  • Graeme Kiyoto-Ward
    tagged this with important 2016-11-25 18:48:20 +1300
  • Graeme Kiyoto-Ward
    tagged this with essential 2016-11-25 18:48:20 +1300
  • Alan Barraclough
    published this page in Suggestions 2016-11-25 17:41:40 +1300