Skip to comments.Food should be regulated like tobacco, say campaigners
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 ...
Where do these groups get their funding? Follow the money..
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.
Ve vill control everyzing in your lives, including how long you live. HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
I agree! Deregulate tobacco!
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.
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.
control the production of food
control the distribution of food
Good news, Comrades!
The weekly chocolate ration has been increased from 25 to 20 grams!
“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”
"...But not yet..."
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.
Oh good grief...............
Nanny State Pinging needed here!
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.
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