Quote of the Day: Burger Tax of the Future

Quote of the Day"Tax the marketing and sale of unhealthful foods. Another budget booster. This isn't nanny-state paternalism but an accepted role of government: public health. If you support seat-belt, tobacco and alcohol laws, sewer systems and traffic lights, you should support legislation curbing the relentless marketing of soda and other foods that are hazardous to our health—including the sacred cheeseburger and fries." —Mark Bittman in his food manifesto for the future [via Eater]