Today we consider an example of the type of resistance the Center for Digital Democracy and other advocacy groups have been up against.
The U.K. government has been pushing erroneous messages, resulting in increased consumption of low-fat junk food, and people are getting fatter and fatter.
A lot of money is being spent to exert power over unformed, impressionable minds, and for only one reason — profit.
Childhood Obesity News has been looking back at how things were several years ago, regarding the struggle between the government and the food industry. Dr. Pretlow reflected, at the time: Ideally, all food advertising directed at children should be banned. Food advertising directed at children is, in truth, enticement rather than advertising. Only highly pleasurable foods […]
Giant multinational corporations like Nestle and Coca-Cola decide what is in the food, how much of it to make available, and how much it will cost.
Some proponents are leveraging their support for the proposed sugar tax against assurances the the government will do more to curb obesity.
The sugar tax opponents in the U.K. will diplomatically concede that a sugar tax might work — if sugar were the sole cause of obesity — which, alas, it is not.
The UK is Europe’s third most obese nation, groaning under the expense of obesity-related illness. Will the long-awaited sugar tax change anything?
Coca-Cola uses bribery, intimidation and coercive campaigns to squash the rivals and those trying to reduce soda consumption in Central and South Americas.