French considering fatty food tax

August 6, 2008 4:30:31 PM PDT
Americans are not the only ones worried about obesity.

The French government is considering a huge 19 percent tax on fatty foods, including heavy cheeses and pastries.

The government is trying to discourage eating the goodies to combat obesity.

The tax is still under discussion, so, for now, people can still scarf up chocolate eclairs without paying more.