Genetically modified organism taxes as a possible solution to nutrition-related diseases : an explorative study

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dc.contributor.advisor Bronkhorst, Evadne en
dc.contributor.postgraduate Thindisa, Lebone Ingrid en
dc.date.accessioned 2016-06-09T12:59:48Z
dc.date.available 2016-06-09T12:59:48Z
dc.date.created 2016-04-08 en
dc.date.issued 2016 en
dc.description Mini Dissertation (MCom)--University of Pretoria, 2016. en
dc.description.abstract Nutrition-related diseases in South Africa are predicted to rise at an unprecedented rate in the next two decades. There is therefore a need for a solution. Food taxes are seen by many as a possible solution to nutrition-related diseases caused by the high consumption of unhealthy food. A number of foreign countries have implemented food taxes to curb consumption of unhealthy food. The South African government has shown willingness to use regulatory policy to improve public health. There has been little research on genetically modified organism (GMO) taxes as a solution to discourage people from consuming unhealthy food. This study aims to explore whether GMO taxes should form part of the solution to curb nutrition-related diseases. This was achieved by conducting a literature review on the health impact of GMOs and other unhealthy foods, as well as food taxes imposed in foreign countries. Research results indicated that GMOs have adverse health impacts. The introduction of food taxes in foreign countries generally resulted in a decrease in the consumption of or demand for the taxed foods. This study concludes by proposing a policy for a tax on GMOs. en
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dc.description.degree MCom
dc.description.department Taxation en
dc.identifier.citation Thindisa, LI 2016, Genetically modified organism taxes as a possible solution to nutrition-related diseases : an explorative study, MCom Mini Dissertation, University of Pretoria, Pretoria, viewed yymmdd <http://hdl.handle.net/2263/53003> en
dc.identifier.other A2016 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2263/53003
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher University of Pretoria en_ZA
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dc.subject UCTD en
dc.title Genetically modified organism taxes as a possible solution to nutrition-related diseases : an explorative study en
dc.type Mini Dissertation en


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