U.N. Official: Tax Unhealthy Foods


french-friesPlease don’t take away our ice cream and fries! According to an investigator with the United Nations, an unhealthy diet is more of a threat to global health than tobacco.

Olivier de Schutter, special rapporteur on right to food, told the World Health Organization’s annual summit that governments should tax harmful food products and launch a global pact to tackle obesity.

“Just as the world came together to regulate the risks of tobacco, a bold framework convention on adequate diets must now be agreed,” he said. Read more at Fox News.

{Andy Heller-Matzav.com Newscenter}


  1. First, forbid their diplomats from rich eating – and drinking -at the expensive bistros in the UN area! (PS: not ‘unhealthy’ foods ; ‘unhealthful ‘ foods.)