Taxing Processed Foods? Print
Tuesday, April 28, 2009

On Tuesday, April 7th, 2009 the Massachusetts State Legislature reviewed a bill designed to tax processed foods and an Arizona based non-profit helped with the supporting scientific research.

House bill #2683 is designed to repeal the tax exemption of all industrial processed foods and was considered by supporters to help close the gap of Massachusetts's over $1 billion budget shortfall.  Arizona based Center for Processed-Free Living helped with providing the scientific research for the bill. The Center is committed to helping eliminate obesity and other degenerative diseases through education about processed foods.  It's founder, organic chemist Dee McCaffrey, CDC was overweight as a child because of processed foods and is on a mission to eliminate them from our diet.  The bill at this time is not expected to be in the final budget, however, supporters of the bill vow to try again with next year's budget.

For more information about the Center for Processed-Free Living, go to: http://www.centerforprocessedfreeliving.org