At least according to some nannyist in New Zealand:
New Zealanders eat more butter per head than any other nationality and Auckland University epidemiologist Professor Rod Jackson says that’s why our cholesterol levels are also among the world’s highest.
“We have a health tax on alcohol and cigarettes and there should be a health tax on butter. It’s the most poisonous commonly consumed food in New Zealand. It’s about the purest form of saturated fat you can eat and it has no protein and no calcium. Butter has had all the good things taken out and just left the poison.”
People have been eating butter for as long as we have been keeping cows. But some dope decides that a special health tax is needed on this product? Just what should that health tax be? 10%? 20%? 90%? 2000%? And what would this money be used for? To pay for professors to run studies that will make absolutely no impact on anyone other than the professor’s salaries?
If we keep buying into this junk it only encourages them. But how long before a butter tax is proposed in the US Congress?