Should unhealthy food be regulated like alcohol and tobacco?

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On today's show, writer, academic and activist Raj Patel joined us to talk about his recent article for The Atlantic titled "Abolish The Food Industry". In the wake of science that shows how bad sugar can be for humans, Patel thinks we should limit the power of food corporations to sell unhealthy products in the same way we already do with alcohol and tobacco companies.

What do you think? Should unhealthy foods be regulated by government? Or should the choice be left to consumers?
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