There has been some easy speak in recent years to having a sugar tax imposed on soft drinks in an effort to reduce obesity rates. There seems to be a developing problem with this however. With declining use of sugar in Australia obesity has actually increased and is calling a question to a worldwide sugar tax. Researchers are still investigating this phenomenon while some who like that rush of sugar to the body are still liking the physical activity sugar promotes.
- In a global survey, Australians and New Zealanders had the largest increase of obesity levels in modern history
- Since sugar consumption in Oceania declined during that period, the belief that sugar directly causes obesity has been challenged.
- Australia’s Green Party actually believes raising taxes will help curb obesity and help people instead of actually lining the state’s pocket with more money.
“Levels of obesity have risen steeply in Australia despite some evidence that sugar intakes have declined.”