But if you don't live near New York City, you might have missed this radio interview, on the Leonard Lopate show:
Mark Bittman interview
It's an idea that's coming, no matter how you feel about it. I know I have my doubts - what government thinks is "healthy" and "unhealthy" often lags the nutritionists, who often lag the cutting edge. I'd hate to see "unhealthy" foods like butter, eggs (both saturated fat bombs), protein powder (processed!), or meat (more fat!) taxed. But if it's soda and sugary snacks . . . I have less of an issue. The people who overeat soda and sugary snacks tend to pass on their medical costs to me, so it's not a cost-free issue for society.