World-renowned chef, Jamie Oliver is gunning for sugar.
The British chef believes that England should follow in the footsteps of France and tax sugary beverages because sugar he says is “definitely the next evil. It’s the next tobacco.”
Telling the Daily Mail, Oliver said, “‘Sugar’s definitely the next evil. It’s the next tobacco, without doubt, and that industry should be scared. And it should be taxed, just like tobacco and anything else that can, frankly, destroy lives.”
He adds that he is not a fan of taxation but desperate times call for desperate measures.
“I’m not passionate about taxing, but when you look at the pot of cash that isn’t getting any bigger, and if you think that 68 per cent of every case that goes through the NHS is diet-related, then yes, you need radical change,” he tells the Daily Mail.
Granted, the tax is not one on colonials across a vast ocean but it would be wise for Oliver to remember that last time Great Britain passed a tax on sugar, a war was started and the greatest country in history was born.