Are you inspired by the so called “Food Police”? Do these nannies make you want to eat healthy by encouraging you to make the right food choice when ordering from McDonald’s? Do you feel guilty for ordering that juicy hamburger and fries? Do you use too much salt in your diet? I won’t go into greater detail here by furnishing you with a copious list of forbidden food items that the Public Health Advocacy Institute wants you to avoid.
Just be advised that there is a movement under way to force the food industry into making you a skinny person. They believe that you are not at fault for eating the foods that are on their no-no list. They are moving ahead with their agenda by proposing to tax, litigate and legislate the food industry and parents in to submission to obeying their standards.
You do understand that this is a major problem with special interest groups? They are, in and by themselves, a bunch of public control freaks. When city officials like Mayor Bloomberg put a halt to bake sales (cookies, cakes and cupcakes) in public schools he ended the ability for the schools to raise money. All because he does not want your children to eat that disgusting stuff. The King of New York city knows what’s best for his royal subjects to eat. His insatiable appetite to control your food choices knows no boundaries. Freedom of choice is under attack. Yes you can ignore this; you are an adult and can eat what you want. But, think again, when your favorite restaurant food is tax at say 30% or no longer on the menu, then you will experience first hand how the food police is controlling what you eat.
The Center for Consumer Freedom got me to rant about the food police after I read their “Ten Dumbest Food Cop Ideas“ It’s an eye opener for those of us who do not appreciate government interference in our eating habits. When you read their article you will see that the food cops believe that there is no such thing as “personal responsibility” implying strongly that your eating habits must be governed by the force of law.
Speaking of personal responsibility, I have a vivid memory of eating at the Marine Corps recruit depot mess hall at Paris Island, SC. Our DI cautioned us boots to not to load up our trays with more food that we could eat or there would be hell to pay at the scullery. His message was simple, eat in moderation and stay lean. Americans are very good at complaining and protesting, so we shall see where this takes our culture.