In some countries an increasing number of people are suffering from health problems as a result of eating too much fast food. It is therefore necessary for governments to impose a higher tax on this kind of food. To what extent do you agree or disagree with this opinion? You should use your own ideas, knowledge and experience and support your arguments with examples and relevant evidence.

The jury is out on whether the federal government should impose levies on junk meals or not There are many scholars who would support
this
idea and a whole lot more will kick against it. I believe the government should intervene in
this
issue through taxation policies. Fast foods can be defined as processed foods which can be prepared within the shortest possible time.
For example
, Hamburgers, hot dogs, canned and processed meals, etc.
Firstly
, the concern of the government on the threats in which these diets poses can be said to be logical considering the trend in disease outbreak over the
last
two decades. More so, easy to make products have been found to be connected to certain health conditions like obesity, diabetes, cancer, and hypertension. Junks are said to be rich in cholesterol and low in minerals and vitamins.
Also
, a look at the life expectancy ratio in Nigeria is alarming,
hence
the need for certain measures of control. Manufacturers of these items argue that they are cheap products which are readily available to low income individuals in the country.
However
, they have failed to compare their arguments to the posing threat and increasing medical ailments caused by their products.
As a result
, there should be an increase in import duties on all raw materials used in the production of processed meats.
This
will help to reduce the circulation of these contents in the local market.
In addition
, increasing value added tax on the retail produce will discourage consumers from purchasing them. In conclusion, taxes have been an effective tool used by previous administrations in curbing certain
behavior
manner of acting or controlling yourself
behaviour
among the citizenry. Replicating
this
act will help to protect the lives of the average Nigerian. The agricultural sector should
also
be empowered to be able to meet the demand of the populace, when the need arises.
For example
, helping farmers grow healthy animals through natural processes should be the priority of the Food and Drug Administration.
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