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Old Mon, Mar-15-21, 04:57
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Originally Posted by GRB5111
Respectfully, I disagree with certain points. This is a complex topic where when discussed in this forum, we'll have to work to deftly avoid politics. This is a complex topic with economic ramifications and the influence of demand elasticity as well.

All that said, and I agree: I was not in favor of any kind of taxes on foods.

But then we get into: what is food? Which is a bizarre but real danger.

And I am certainly against subsidizing manufacturers of dangerous food substances. Which includes the wave of vegan products which is actually crowding real food from grocery shelves

The last time I went to the store I saw PLANT-BASED stamped on everything. Bad enough these products are taking up space that used to be occupied by actual meat. Now I see it in half the soups, crowding the pre-packaged lunch meat, and even in the jerky section.

THIS is not by choice, either. There isn't any overwhelming demand. This is market takeover because they make more money with fake food.

That is what worries me more, and it extends beyond taxation.
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