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India introduces 'fat tax' to curb obesity

(USA Today) In India, 194.6 million are undernourished, according to the India FoodBanking Network. But, more people in the tourist hotspot Kerala are becoming obese.
To curb the new trend, Kerala is implementing a 14.5% tax “fat tax” on burgers, pizzas, tacos, doughnuts, sandwiches and pasta sold at branded restaurants and food retail giants…
"There has been an alarming trend in the growth of unhealthy eating habits among Keralites and we hope the fat tax will be a deterrent," Rajan N. Khobragade, commissioner of commercial taxes, [said].
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