Why I Disagree With Mandatory Regulation Against Junk Food Ads

Filed under: In The News — @ June 17, 2006

The British government has issued junk food manufacturers an ultimatum: Stop advertising your food to children or we will ban you from advertising to anyone! This is all in an effort to allegedly cut down on childhood obesity.

While people who support the low-carb lifestyle are certainly no fans of junk food (i.e. sugary snacks, potato chips, fast food), I don’t think the government should be the one to regulate these companies about what they should do with their business.

bq. Why are these proposals always picking on the food companies, hmmm? It seems to me they are merely providing a product that a certain segment of the population WANTS and is buying. Why should anyone who is eating healthy and/or the parent of a child raising them to eat healthy worried about what these companies are making? If you don’t want their products, then DON’T BUY THEM! The last time I checked, there is no requirement to buy Twinkies, Ho-Ho’s, and Ben & Jerry’s Chunky Monkey Ice Cream! So what’s the big deal if they want to spend their marketing dollars to peddle their junk?

This is a subject that is becoming more and more popular around the world, especially in the United States. Click here to read more about why it’s none of the government’s business what these food companies do and learn who is REALLY responsible.


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