The Navajo Nation's Tax On Junk Food Splits Reservation

April 8, 2015 8:04 PM

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The Navajo Nation's Tax On Junk Food Splits Reservation

This month, the Navajo Nation did something that no other tribe has successfully done and only Berkeley, Calif. has passed something similar: taxing junk food and soda.

It is an attempt by Navajo leaders to trim obesity rates that are almost three times the national average. But half of the tribe is unemployed and say they can't afford more expensive food.

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