In some countries an increasing number of people are suffering from health problems as a result of eating too much fast food. It is therefore necessary for governments to impose a higher tax on this kind of food.To what extent do you agree or disagree with this opinion?
主体段 1：（赞同对快餐征收更高的税）理由 + 论证
主体段 2：（反对对快餐征收更高的税）理由 + 论证
背景介绍：The growth of the fast food industry has, without doubt, impacted on the eating habits and the health of many societies around the world. Diabetes, high cholesterol, heart and respiratory problems are all on the rise due to fatty and sugar-rich food.
观点介绍：However, the question is whether higher tax would improve this situation or not.
### 主体段 1
主题句：From an economic point of view, higher tax might seem sensible.
举例论证：In countries such as the USA, Australia and Britain, the health care system spends a large part of its budget on people with diet-related health problems. It could be argued that these people have caused their own illnesses because of their choice of food. In this case, why should they expect the state to pay for their treatment? The tax could help fund the health care system.
### 主体段 2
主题句：However, we also need to consider which social-economic group consumes fast food as the main part of their diet.
举例论证：Statistics indicate that lower income groups eat more of this food than wealthier people. One possible reason for this is that fast food is far cheaper than fresh produce. This is because many governments offer large subsidies to farmers who provide products for the fast food industry, such as corn, wheat and beef. Fruit and vegetables, on the other hand, are not subsidized. Research suggests that many families simply cannot afford to buy healthy food or pay higher taxes on fast food. For them, fast food is not a choice but a necessity.
In conclusion, imposing a higher tax on fast food does not seem to be the answer. If the government chose to do this, it would only lead to greater poverty and families facing further hardship.
fast food industry 快餐产业
from an economic point of view 从经济角度来看
health care system 医疗保健系统