In this week's news the BMA (British Medical Council), representing Britain's GPs, called for a 20% tax on sugary drinks to limit the damage caused, especially to children, by heavily advertised low-nutrition drinks.
However, fresh (and rapidly frozen) fruit and veg aren't expensive compared to even 'bargain' processed foods and ready meals.
The tax would be better spent on advertising all the healthy foods that currently gain little media coverage.
“Doctors are increasingly concerned about the impact of poor diet, which is responsible for up to 70,000 deaths a year, and has the greatest impact on the NHS budget, costing £6bn annually,” said Prof Sheila Hollins, chair of the BMA board of science.
Guardian summary is more readable than the BMA :)
Superfoods don't advertise (wellbeing, nutrition v corporations)
Healthy, unprocessed diet includes natural fats for wellbeing
nutrition education for best diet on a budget
BMA, diet, health, obesity, sugar, wellbeing, advertising
Some of the cynical food corporations believe we are so dim that we'll spend £1 on a disposable (toxic) aluminium can of water, provided it is advertised and sweetened. It makes no sense to comply with the wishes of the pathologically wealthy that orchestrate such nonsense.