Making people overweight is profitable. If we want change, we have to require it.
A COURT has struck down, at least for now, New York City’s attempt to slow the growth of obesity by limiting the portion size of sweetened beverages.
But governments should not be deterred by this and should step up their efforts to protect the public health by limiting the marketing tactics of food companies. Anyone who believes these interventions are uncalled-for doesn’t know the industry the way I do.
You are NOT weak. You are being manipulated. The next time you reach for those wonderfully salty chips, that pack of cookies or that breakfast cereal that claims to have myriad health benefits, remember that somewhere....some very rich person is feeling hugely satisfied at the success of a corporate strategy. You did exactly what the food scientists predicted you would do.