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Offline ArtDrake

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Re: The Possible Ban on Fast Foods
« Reply #60 on: October 17, 2011, 05:50:09 PM »
Well, it's certainly going to make people think twice about buying whole milk....

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Re: The Possible Ban on Fast Foods
« Reply #61 on: October 18, 2011, 03:44:26 PM »
Will you still want to replace transfat with unsaturated fat in fast food, if it leads to greater amounts of calcium deficiency and an increase in the price of fast food, pizza, mexican food, italian food, german food, and any other food that uses transfat, dairy, cheese, butter, non-lean meat, and est.?

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Re: The Possible Ban on Fast Foods
« Reply #62 on: October 18, 2011, 04:52:43 PM »
The price of dairy wouldn't go up.

What is "est"?

And yes, I will/would when/if this scenario you describe takes place.

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Re: The Possible Ban on Fast Foods
« Reply #63 on: October 18, 2011, 05:11:42 PM »
The price of dairy wouldn't go up.

What is "est"?

And yes, I will/would when/if this scenario you describe takes place.

1. How do you figure? Dairy has transfats. Nearly all foods do.

est - ect. It was a typo.
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Re: The Possible Ban on Fast Foods
« Reply #64 on: October 18, 2011, 06:16:26 PM »
1. I'm sorry, but that's simply not true. Dairy contains saturated animal fats, not trans fats.

Deagonx, what is "ect."? Is it similar to "etc.," the abbreviation for et cetera?

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Re: The Possible Ban on Fast Foods
« Reply #65 on: October 19, 2011, 01:30:52 PM »
The price of dairy wouldn't go up.
Dairy has alot of fat, so dairy would be subject to a fat tax.  When you tax somthing, the price increases.  It doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure out that a fat tax would increase the price of dairy.

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Re: The Possible Ban on Fast Foods
« Reply #66 on: October 20, 2011, 04:50:45 PM »
I'm sorry. I though you were talking about this idea:

Will you still want to replace transfat with unsaturated fat in fast food ... ?

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Re: The Possible Ban on Fast Foods
« Reply #67 on: October 20, 2011, 05:16:40 PM »
Maybe I need to make my wording more simple to understand.  Are you okay with banning transfat in fast food if the end result is a fat tax that makes meat and dairy foods more expensive?

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« Reply #68 on: October 20, 2011, 05:32:51 PM »
Oh.... you're making the rather interesting assumption that one necessarily leads to the other.

You see, I hadn't even considered the idea that you would be connecting the two as a way to further your argument; you hadn't explicitly stated your assumption of the implication of a fat tax, and I, poor fool that I am, was left to believe that you were suggesting that all dairy products had trans fats in them, as Deagonx suggested.

My answer is yes, as the ends justify the means in that case. However, I don't eat meat, as my signature stated at one point, so I wouldn't be a good person on whom to base an accurate depiction of the reception of this "fat tax" idea of yours were it to be instated in the States.

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Re: The Possible Ban on Fast Foods
« Reply #69 on: October 20, 2011, 07:38:27 PM »
The fat tax won't improve people's health.  It will make healthy foods like dairy products and meat more expensive.  This means that people will consume less calcium and protein.  Because healthier alternatives are more expensive due to the fat tax, people will eat more cheap foods that use high-fructose corn syrup.

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Re: The Possible Ban on Fast Foods
« Reply #70 on: October 25, 2011, 06:40:14 PM »
Oh.... this was a misunderstanding. I like Denmark because they do ridiculous stuff like that, and not because I think it's effective. The thing about whole milk was a joke. I'm sorry if I mislead you into thinking that I actually thought that a tax on fat was a good idea.