Renaissance physician Paracelsus famously said, "The dose makes the poison," meaning that even harmless substances can become toxic if you eat enough of them. Many people ask me, "Is high fructose syrup really that bad for you?" And my answer to this question is "Yes," mainly for this very reason. In America today, we are eating huge doses of sugar, especially high fructose corn syrup. It is sweeter and cheaper than regular sugar and is in every processed food and sugar-sweetened drink.
Obesity is a matter to take in consideration at the very top level, as many people, young and adults are being affected by it. Whether there is a tax on sodas or not, many official experts in the public health field seem to agree that in fact obesity should be impeded and that should be the prior aim for everyone else (Huget). Both sides on the issue of soda taxing agree that obesity is an issue to handle with great deal of cautiousness, so that people can be less overweight and obese. According to a research, that represented and informed the nation that the treatments to treat obesity in the United States are in fact, $147 billion and hence, it has become an issue nation wide (Huget). While the supporters and the opposition agree on the matter of obesity and that it is a rather a universal problem, they also agree on the fact that financially the government is unstable.
This can be a deadly mistake if a large amount of the energy beverage is consumed. Energy beverages contain large quantities of caffeine and for every twelve ounces of caffeinated drink consumed provides the benefit of eight ounces of water (Riley, 1998). Alcohol actually depletes the water stored in the body (Riley, 1998). A popular trend today is to combine energy beverages with the consumption of alcohol. This can cause extreme dehydration (Dunlap,
We need to make these sugary drinks not so easy to buy. Everyday the soda companies come out with some new drink to suck us in to buying them and getting us hooked. Pepsi and coke are famous for this, but we still feel the need to try the drinks that come out. Even though most of us know that these drinks we consume are bad for us. In conclusion I believe having a tax that increases the prices on sugary drinks is a good place to start for the obesity epidemic.
The Effects of Consumption on High Fructose Corn Syrup. High fructose corn syrup is a sweetener made by processing corn syrup to increase the level of fructose, usually to between 42% and 55% of the total sugar, with the balance being glucose. It is used extensively as a sweetener in processed foods and soft drinks, particularly soda and baked goods, but it is included also in many foods not normally thought of as sweet foods (“High”). High fructose corn syrup must be banned from all human consumption because of the negative health issues. High fructose corn syrup is associated with liver scarring.
Cigarettes are also one of the top purchased items in the world. “Worldwide, approximately 10 million cigarettes are purchased a minute, 15 billion are sold each day, and upwards of 5 trillion are produced and used on an annual basis” (Martin). Smoking is harmful to smokers and even the people and environment that surround them. The smoke from tobacco contains over 4,000 chemical, 450 of those chemicals are very harmful and even deadly to humans (“Tobacco”). Cigarette smoking should be banned because they are harmful to the smokers’ health, they’re harmful to nonsmokers’ health, as well as, being harmful to our environment; however, banning the use cigarettes could be very detrimental for our economy.
Professor Jones English 1301 9 September 2012 In their article, “Ounces of prevention—The Public Policy Case for Taxes on Sugared Beverages”, Kelly Brownell and Thomas Frieden argue that since excess consumption of unhealthy foods and beverages are the underlying cause of death, food taxes at the local, state, and national levels are likely to remain part of political and public health discourse. Since sugared-sweetened beverages are becoming increasingly affordable, children and adolescents are more likely to consume them, thus leading them to obesity and /or diabetes at a young age. In the past ten years, it has been discovered that the likelihood of a child or adolescent becoming obese from just one extra can or glass of a sugared beverage
If we legalize, we will be paying much more than the $30 billion per year we now spend on direct health care costs associated with illegal drug use.” (Charles B. Rangel; Criminal Justice Ethics, Vol. 17, 1998) I agree with him because legalizing drugs such as crack cocaine does a lot of damage to the body and people tend to go overboard in using the drug. For people who shoot up with needles there will be a lot more health risks and a vast spread of diseases. It is already hard to afford medical help this will not help the
7. The meltdown of the won during 1997-98 was a major disaster since it tremendously increased the import costs, and most of the ice cream was imported. 8. The contamination scare and following that the finding of a dangerous strain of bacteria on one of the American brands made the people apprehensive about using American brands of foods. 2.
Today, as in the past, oceans are being treated as giant disposal areas for all types of refuse (plastics, tins, bottles etc.) with the belief that the enormous size of the oceans would be enough to dilute and break-down any materials we put into them. Most of the waste we produce on land eventually, in one way or another, reaches our oceans, either through deliberate dumping or from run-off through drains and rivers. But, sadly, now we have to reap the ramifications of our choices. With an average of 6.3 million kilograms of trash being pumped into our oceans every year, it won't be very long until they reach breaking point.