Jamie Oliver, the most popular chef in the world who is known for making dishes that are (relatively) healthy and easy to make, proposed a solution involving a “sugar tax” with the rise of obesity in children getting an all-time high. According to him, the tax would make junk food more expensive, so it will force people to make healthier choices, and he thinks that the sugar tax will save the country from the healthcare costs.
Well, needless to say, a lot of people don’t think the same way.
One of his most famous dessert dishes is “Cookies and Cream” – a drink served in a chocolate cup. It contains 46 full spoons of sugar, which is 6 times more the daily recommended amount. It’s no surprise that he has sugary desserts with the number of dishes he has.
A lot of people, though, viewed his opinion as an assault on poor people, because they will be the ones who will really be affected by the “sugar tax”.
However, one woman perfectly explained why poorer people usually buy junk food in a personal story that resonated with many: