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Food should be regulated like tobacco, say campaigners
BBC News ^ | May 18, 2014 | By Pippa Stephens

Posted on 05/18/2014 9:19:26 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer

The food industry should be regulated like the tobacco industry as obesity poses a greater global health risk than cigarettes, say international groups.

Consumers International and the World Obesity Federation are calling for the adoption of more stringent rules.

These could include pictures on food packaging of damage caused by obesity, similar to those on cigarette packets.

The new rules could include reducing the levels of salt, saturated fat and sugar in food, improving food served in hospitals and schools, imposing stricter advertising controls, and educating the public about healthy eating.

Artificial trans-fats should be removed from all food and drink products within five years, said the recommendations.

Advertising to children, during television programmes such as the X-Factor, must be restricted, said the organisations.

Governments could review food prices, introduce taxes, change licensing controls and start new research to make this happen, the report said.

Luke Upchurch at Consumers International said they were asking for the "same level of global treaty" as the tobacco industry faced.

(Excerpt) Read more at bbc.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 1984; asswipes; foodnazis; marxism; nannystate; tyranny
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Wake up people! These statists are crazy.
1 posted on 05/18/2014 9:19:26 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Where do these groups get their funding? Follow the money..


2 posted on 05/18/2014 9:24:27 PM PDT by Cowboy Bob (They are called "Liberals" because the word "parasite" was already taken.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
People just can't get enough of the idea of a World Dictatorship. They'll get their self-opposing wish for misery and oppression soon enough. But as the line in the movie, Gladiator, goes, "But not yet."
3 posted on 05/18/2014 9:26:53 PM PDT by PapaNew
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Salt does not cause obesity OR heart disease.

Fat (saturated or unsaturated) does not cause heart disease.

Like Michelle Soetoro, these Fascists are trying to make all of us live by totally exploded dietary theories.


4 posted on 05/18/2014 9:27:10 PM PDT by Arthur McGowan
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Ve vill control everyzing in your lives, including how long you live. HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA


5 posted on 05/18/2014 9:27:55 PM PDT by beethovenfan (If Islam is the solution, the "problem" must be freedom.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
What better way to control the masses than to control food production
and food transportation
another " An Gorta Mor " ??
Statisits = Slavery, subjugation , and SUBMISSION !!
6 posted on 05/18/2014 9:28:15 PM PDT by Tilted Irish Kilt (Political Correctness is Tyranny .. with manners ! Charlton Heston)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Food should be regulated like tobacco, say campaigners

I agree! Deregulate tobacco!

7 posted on 05/18/2014 9:30:21 PM PDT by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Though this is a BBC story, in a related piece, Ann Barnhardt just posted on Twitter that the USDA got 40 cal sub machine guns with 30 round clips. Guess they will get serious with enforcement of the food laws.


8 posted on 05/18/2014 9:31:16 PM PDT by rey
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Amen


9 posted on 05/18/2014 9:32:12 PM PDT by Nifster
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

It was only a matter of time.

You can not compromise with socialists EVER. Your capitulation is their power.

Never give up. Never. Never. Never.


10 posted on 05/18/2014 9:32:58 PM PDT by Ray76 (True change requires true change - A Second Party)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

control the production of food
control the distribution of food
control everything


11 posted on 05/18/2014 9:33:10 PM PDT by svcw (Not 'hope and change' but 'dopes in chains')
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Good news, Comrades!

The weekly chocolate ration has been increased from 25 to 20 grams!


12 posted on 05/18/2014 9:34:10 PM PDT by seowulf (Cogito cogito, ergo cogito sum. Cogito.---Ambrose Bierce)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
WE DON'T NEED ANY MORE (EXPLETIVE DELETED) GOVERNMENT REGULATION AND CONTROL! THESE (EXPLETIVE DELETED) PEOPLE ARE (EXPLETIVE DELETED) CRAZY!
13 posted on 05/18/2014 9:34:54 PM PDT by Sen Jack S. Fogbound
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
God almighty. First let us start regulating these abject fools. Is there nothing these poltroons do not want regulated? If these buffoons get their way, we will all be in internment camps soon.
14 posted on 05/18/2014 9:35:39 PM PDT by Fungi
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
only if you pay for it with your own money, if you are on welfare, eat all the junk food you want...
15 posted on 05/18/2014 9:36:29 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: PapaNew

“But as the line in the movie, Gladiator, goes, “But not yet.” “

another line from that movie is also appropriate for these people:

“the time for honoring yourself will soon be at an end”


16 posted on 05/18/2014 9:51:28 PM PDT by willywill
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To: willywill
“the time for honoring yourself will soon be at an end”

"...But not yet..."

:-)

17 posted on 05/18/2014 9:54:44 PM PDT by PapaNew
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Dr. Tim Lobstein at the World Obesity Federation said: “If obesity was an infectious disease, we would have seen billions of dollars being invested in bringing it under control, but because obesity is largely caused by the overconsumption of fatty and sugary foods, we have seen policy-makers unwilling to take on the corporate interests who promote these foods.” He said governments needed to take “collective action”.
That jumps far past merely “crazy” to openly evil. Never mind openly mendacious.
18 posted on 05/18/2014 10:02:16 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Oldeconomybuyer; Tolerance Sucks Rocks; Eric Blair 2084; Mears; metesky; Madame Dufarge; ...

Oh good grief...............

Nanny State Pinging needed here!


19 posted on 05/18/2014 10:06:00 PM PDT by Gabz (Democrats for Voldemort.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
reducing the levels of salt, saturated fat and sugar in food

I'm in favor of education so that we can all voluntarily reduce our intake of these harmful substances. The government should not compel us to do so, however.

The issue is not whether sodium, saturated fat and various sugars are harmful; they are. The issue is the proper role of government, in this case none.

20 posted on 05/18/2014 10:09:38 PM PDT by Praxeologue
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Liberty offends them.


21 posted on 05/18/2014 10:12:15 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer; All

HE WHO CONTROLS THE FOOD, CONTROLS THE PEOPLE”

Despots creed.

First step towards outlawing home gardens, small farms, organic farms, farmers markets.

They’re driving hundreds of ranchers off the land needed for gazing, they’re passing laws to shut down small farms, back yard farms -

This is getting serious folks.

This just happened in Michigan - and they’re even including farms of 6.5 acres - even 80 acres as “small”

tHIS HAPPENED THIS MONTH

excerpt: “One small farmer, Michelle Regalado Deatrick, told MLive that half of her 80-acre farm may be zoned out of use, as it falls into “Category 3,” which is described as “generally not suitable for livestock production facilities.”

http://www.policestateusa.com/2014/michigan-right-to-farm/

http://www.naturalnews.com/035403_heritage_pigs_farms_Michigan.html

http://www.permies.com/t/31727/small-farm/Permaculture-Danger-Michigan-outlawed


22 posted on 05/18/2014 10:17:27 PM PDT by maine-iac7 (Christian is as Christian does - by their fruits)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
reducing the levels of salt, saturated fat and sugar in food

I'm in favor of education so that we can all voluntarily reduce our intake of these harmful substances. The government should not compel us to do so, however.

The issue is not whether sodium, saturated fat and various sugars are harmful; they are. The issue is the proper role of government, in this case none.

23 posted on 05/18/2014 10:22:34 PM PDT by Praxeologue
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

“First they came for the tobacco products, and I did not speak out, because I was not a smoker.”


24 posted on 05/18/2014 10:26:30 PM PDT by PaulCruz2016
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To: Chode

SNAP cards are reminding me more and more of a feral hog trap.

Now they’re trying to deal with those of us who won’t step into the trap willingly.


25 posted on 05/18/2014 10:29:25 PM PDT by Ellendra ("Laws were most numerous when the Commonwealth was most corrupt." -Tacitus)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Psychopaths enjoy the misery of others, one at a time.

Psychopaths on steroids work for the Governments
so that they can hurt people en masse.

There is no doubt that making people miserable
gives these people joy. I've known a few.

26 posted on 05/18/2014 10:51:08 PM PDT by MaxMax (Pay Attention and you'll be pissed off too! FIRE BOEHNER, NOW!)
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To: Kennard
The issue is not whether sodium, saturated fat and various sugars are harmful; they are.

No they are not, but feel free to try and convince thinking people they are.

27 posted on 05/18/2014 10:56:24 PM PDT by itsahoot (Voting for a Progressive RINO is the same as voting for any other Tyrant.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
It's called the FDA for a reason. Did you actually think the feds would just stop at regulating drugs and tobacco? Have your blood pressure or cholesterol or blood sugar checked recently? How about your BMI? Thanks to obamacare, numbers outside of FDA parameters my get you the axe, literally. Get ready, it's coming.
28 posted on 05/18/2014 10:59:40 PM PDT by factoryrat (We are the producers, the creators. Grow it, mine it, build it.)
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To: Kennard
"The issue is not whether sodium, saturated fat and various sugars are harmful; they are. The issue is the proper role of government, in this case none."

Sodium, saturated fats and sugars are not as harmful as some meds people are on. Those meds cause obesity. Read some of the side effects of prescription pills. Scary. America is over medicated.

Sodium, saturated fats and sugars are not as harmful as GMO foods or cattle fed antibiotics. Those would cause obesity even in a person eating healthy.

The government can stop the the production of GMO foods. But then, what would Monsanto do?

29 posted on 05/18/2014 11:08:32 PM PDT by 1_Rain_Drop
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Why not just declare meat, sugar, junk food, etc controlled substances and be done with it.


30 posted on 05/18/2014 11:59:26 PM PDT by Impala64ssa (You call me an islamophobe like it's a bad thing.)
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To: Arthur McGowan
Salt does not cause obesity OR heart disease.

If it did, I'd be long gone - salt is my favorite condiment, especially on nice rare steaks with crisped fat rinds from searing on the grill...

31 posted on 05/19/2014 3:18:54 AM PDT by trebb (Where in the the hell has my country gone?)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

No food until age 18 or indoors, on sidewalks, or in parks could be pretty tough.


32 posted on 05/19/2014 3:24:18 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: rey

40 calories isn’t much for a sub machine gun—with or without 30 round clips.


33 posted on 05/19/2014 3:25:32 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
"Food should be regulated like tobacco."

Did I see anything in the article about the dangers of marijuana...and re-regulating it where it's now legal?

What's more dangerous to health, teenagers at a movie drive-in smoking joints in the car or enjoying Dairy Queen hot fudge sundaes?

The end is near.....Michelle's big end.

TOO near!

Leni

34 posted on 05/19/2014 3:52:32 AM PDT by MinuteGal
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Oh my F’ing Gosh...


35 posted on 05/19/2014 4:07:15 AM PDT by ExCTCitizen (I'm ExCTCitizen and I approve this reply. If it does offend Libs, I'm NOT sorry...)
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To: 1_Rain_Drop
Sodium, saturated fats and sugars are not as harmful as GMO foods or cattle fed antibiotics. Those would cause obesity even in a person eating healthy. The government can stop the the production of GMO foods. But then, what would Monsanto do?

Thanks for contributing your nonsense to this thread about nonsense. Bravo.

36 posted on 05/19/2014 4:11:00 AM PDT by corkoman
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To: Ellendra
pretty much
37 posted on 05/19/2014 4:34:21 AM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: rey

And preppers will be forced, at gunpoint, to give up their stores of food. Of course, I’m sure most preppers are well-armed.


38 posted on 05/19/2014 4:53:40 AM PDT by miss marmelstein (Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: MinuteGal

Undersized and drug-addled. Sort of like the Chinese before Mao took over.


39 posted on 05/19/2014 4:54:35 AM PDT by miss marmelstein (Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: Kennard
The issue is not whether sodium, saturated fat and various sugars are harmful; they are.

Actually they aren't.

If you don't believe me try a one month diet in which you consume none of those things.

I will send flowers to your funeral.

40 posted on 05/19/2014 5:08:29 AM PDT by Harmless Teddy Bear (Proud Infidel, Gun Nut, Religious Fanatic and Freedom Fiend)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Since this is an English preoccupation with sticking their nose in everybody’s business, we, in America, need to get rowdy, and make sure that the likes of something of that nature gets shut down over here.


41 posted on 05/19/2014 5:24:52 AM PDT by Terry L Smith
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To: Kennard

The issue is not whether sodium, saturated fat and various sugars are harmful; they are. The issue is the proper role of government, in this case none.
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Reports keep coming out that seem to indicate that in and of themselves, none of these are harmful. Perhaps in some people and in some large amounts, especially if they replace other nutrients, but not per se.

I am 71. I eat whatever I want, including sodium, saturated fat and various sugars. I am healthy. I am not obese. I do not “have” a cardiologist. The same is true of my 63-year-old husband. To go further, all my dogs over the past 40 years have participated in our diet and all lived to or beyond their normal lifespan. They were all the canine equivalent of 100 years old or more.

The very few health problems my husband has had were eliminated when he slowly and naturally lost some excess weight through moderate, low-impact exercise and then also eliminated a prescription medication. The medication was causing the secondary health problems.

I have watched the definition of obese change over the past ten years, based on the faulty BMI paradigm. Over the same time period, the metrics for acceptable BP and acceptable cholesterol levels have also been tightened.

People live much longer today and are more active while the nannies are still decrying their weight levels. These health regimes have about the same amount of reliability as the AGW regime and I suspect the same will to power on the part of the *professionals* to be behind both.


42 posted on 05/19/2014 5:34:43 AM PDT by reformedliberal
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Bump


43 posted on 05/19/2014 5:39:27 AM PDT by TurboZamboni (Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.-JFK)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Yep, the game's afoot.

2nd easiest way to control people is through their healthcare.

Easiest way, is by starving them. Been done that way for millenia. Truly, there is nothing new under the sun.

44 posted on 05/19/2014 6:22:02 AM PDT by wbill
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To: wbill

Food, energy, and healthcare -

the fascist control trifecta.


45 posted on 05/19/2014 6:22:48 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Ok...

Can we just start shooting people like this? Or do we still have to wait until they send the SWAT teams for our tomato plants?


46 posted on 05/19/2014 6:23:58 AM PDT by Dead Corpse (Tri nornar eg bir. Binde til rota...)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
It's official.
TIME TO START KILLING LEFTISTS AND STATISTS, OUTRIGHT.

47 posted on 05/19/2014 6:24:14 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: MrB
Yep. Don't need to worry about the populace getting uppity when they're hungry and shivering in the dark.

Or, when they're worried that their kid is going to die from pneumonia, due to lack of antibiotics.

Truly, this administration is the same as the gargoyle in North Korea, or any one of dozens (hundreds? thousands?) of penny-ante tinpot dictators who've ruled through the years.

48 posted on 05/19/2014 6:29:58 AM PDT by wbill
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To: MinuteGal; Lazamataz

“Did I see anything in the article about the dangers of marijuana...and re-regulating it where it’s now legal?”

Junk food and sedentary activity harm more people than all drugs combined (legal and illegal). It is highly addictive and there are even rehab/support groups for it.

I was once so addicted that I could barely walk and collapsed from a heart attack before age 30. I lost my beautiful fiance because I was killing myself and could not stop. Today I am less than half the size but can’t even have one bite of it. Lest I go into a binge until I’m literally too sick to move. Junk is everywhere and it truly is “one day at a time”.

If you want to control people’s consumption of drugs “for the safety of society”, it is even more logical to control junk food. Just like drugs, junk food is nothing but bodily harm for selfish pleasure. The junk food makers are the biggest merchants of death and they are 100% free to hook your kids!

Don’t want a ban because YOU can handle your junk responsibly? Well, the era of personal responsibility is long over. You can thank the Drug Warriors for opening the door!


49 posted on 05/19/2014 7:08:41 AM PDT by varyouga
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To: varyouga

KILL THE FOOD ‘REGULATORS’.


50 posted on 05/19/2014 7:34:32 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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