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Sugar tax won't combat obesity crisis

Obesity crisis reaches breaking point in the UK (Image: The Independent) We always have an urge to combat a battle of some kind. Not all of them involve bombing one another, thankfully. Putting international frictions aside, world leaders are largely united in facing certain challenges surrounding nature, global poverty, corruption and wildlife. By being part of organisations and treaties where they can discuss ways to handle these contentious issues, it shows the true value of approaching them with relative ease. However, there are certain crises we have to face alone, due to its nature. While many countries in the Western world have a problem with obesity, there is no global treaty where those in power can collectively create laws and regulations to combat the rising levels of people gaining fat together. In the UK, it is feared half of the population will be obese by 2030 . Those who led the British government over the past 12-15 years, have tried to tackle obesity in th