By raising the price on «unhealthy» food would not be good, believe in the ROC

CC0 / Pixabay/rawpixel / Soft drinks. Archival photoBy raising the price on «unhealthy» food would not be good, believe in the ROCCC0 / Pixabay/rawpixel /

By raising the price on «unhealthy» food, «health benefits will not», said the head of the Department for external Church relations of the Moscow Patriarchate, Metropolitan Hilarion.

He was commenting on Saturday’s program «the Church and the world» proposal of the expert Council under the government programme of improving public health to impose excise Cathedral in 20% of the sausages, other derived meat products, and sweet drinks.

«If a person’s usual diet consists of some foods and suddenly prices go up 20% and he can’t afford to buy them, most likely, he will try to find similar products but of lower quality… So, in the end, this innovation benefit the General health of people will not bring», — said Metropolitan Hilarion.

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