From the Forums: How About Taxing Non-Organic?

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TreeHuggerForever has an idea for fighting pesticides in food:

If we do put a sin tax on soda and cigarettes, why not on non -organic produce? When you consider the pesticides, herbicides and other toxic chemicals used on food that's supposed to be healthy and natural, shouldn't there be a "punishing tax" for that?...Eventually, wouldn't non organic farmers change their methods if they saw a greater demand for pesticide free, clean produce?

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