BBC: Childhood obesity plan ‘to include 20% sugar cuts’
Article published: Aug 17, 2016 – out of date: no longer suitable for your IB Economics commentary
IB Economics syllabus: Microeconomics (negative externalities of consumption)
The consumption of food and drink with high sugar content leads to many negative externalities. In the first place, it leads to obesity (which has many bad consequences), so officials in England plan to introduce new regulation in order to cut the consumption of such food and drink among children. Meanwhile it is also mentioned that there are plans of introducing a tax on sugary drinks.
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