Research Paper: Fat Tax
Length: 900-1,500 words
Organization: Introduction, supporting paragraphs, and a conclusion.
Language: Use formal language and avoid the use of first and second person — avoid references to yourself (NO “I believe, in my opinion” etc.), no personal anecdotes, and do not address the reader (avoid “you” altogether).
Documentation: five correctly documented quotes or paraphrases from five adequate sources.
Style: APA style is usually used for the type of research you will be doing.
Cross-referencing: You must use in-text citations (also known as in-text references) or signal phrases each time you use the words or ideas of your sources in the essay.
Nowadays, larger populations are suffering more and more from obesity. One of the reasons is because fast or high fat / sugary foods are easier and more affordable to consume. While healthy and organic food tends to be more expensive than harmful food. Some countries are implementing fat tax to try to control the consumption of this type of food, which I agree with as it should not cost more to eat healthy. Some advantages include, populations can now improve their health and education on obesity issues. Also, less stress on national health care systems by making more funds available for treatments of uncontrollable diseases. As well, less use of natural resources such as large pigs and chicken farms with questionable consumption practices such as the use of steroids and growth hormones for speeding up growth and production. The few disadvantages this may have are business small and large suffer, and nation loses a major contributor to economy. After analyzing each advantage and disadvantage, I want to have a better conclusion of how fat tax can affect the population in the different counties and if it should be applied in more countries.