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法国将向含糖软饮征“肥胖税”

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小编摘要:这不失为一个解决青少年日益严重的肥胖问题的好办法哦~

为了应对日益严重的青少年肥胖问题,法国政府决定向可口可乐等含糖软饮征收“肥胖税”。据悉,这项新税收政策实行后,将向每罐可口可乐或芬达征收1%的“肥胖税”,不过,不含糖的健怡可乐不在征税范围内。“肥胖税”每年将为政府带来超过1亿欧元的额外收入,这笔资金将用于补贴法国农民的社会保障。在此之前,法国政府刚刚宣布要在学校餐厅限制番茄酱和盐的供给,规定学校餐厅每周只配发一次番茄酱和蛋黄酱,用以搭配薯条食用,其余时间不予供给。

France is to impose a 'fat tax' on sugary soft drinks in a bid to combat soaring child obesity.

The new tax will add just over 1p to a can of fizzy drink like Coca-Cola or Fanta but zero-calorie 'diet' drinks will be exempt from the charges, the government said.

The new measures - a hike of from 3 to 6 Euro cents per litre on sugary drinks - are also expected to raise more than £100 million a year for government coffers.

The revenue would be used to fund lower social security charges for farm workers, the government said.

The move comes days after France also announced it would be rationing tomato ketchup and salt in school canteens.

Under the rules, tomato sauce and mayonnaise will only be on dinner tables once a week when chips are served and would be removed when traditional French dishes such as roast veal are served.

Denmark also recently announced a new higher tax on foods containing high levels of saturated fat.

French MP Gilles Carrez said of his country's latest soft drinks tax: 'This project will have both health benefits as children turn away from sugary drinks, and revenue benefits for our core agricultural workforce.'

A recent study found a fast-food diet of junk food is turning the traditionally skinny French into a nation of fatties.

More than 20 million French people are now overweight and seven million of those are clinically obese - double the figure for 14 years ago, according to France's National Institute for Health and Medical Research.

Despite still being officially Europe's second thinnest people, the weight of the average French person has soared by half a stone to 11 stone 4lbs since 1997, the report found.

A French health ministry spokesman added: 'We French may be among the least overweight in Europe but we have nothing to be complacent about.

'Obesity is rising as swiftly in France as it is in other EU countries and action must be taken before it gets any more serious.'

Europe's fattest nation is Greece, where 70 per cent of people are overweight, and 30 per cent are obese.

Britons are Europe's fifth fattest, behind Germany, Finland and Ireland, according to a TNS Sofres survey of 500,000 people across the EU.

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2012-05-21 09:58 编辑:crystal156
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