Arecent headline in a major industry paper reads, “Obesity watchdogs who’ve pushed new laws eye ‘calorie tax.’” This was one of many items on the agenda of an alliance of activists and public-health officials who recently met in Boston to discuss the obesity epidemic. Time and space don’t allow me to go into great detail, but the proposal of a calorie tax was discussed. I am not the least bit surprised. Read on.It has been 13 years since I wrote my first article on the possibility of having ...

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