posted on Oct, 24 2012 @ 07:16 AM
This is interesting timing. In the UK the government have finally managed to get an agreement from food companies, to unify the approach to food
labeling, with an across the board system which means that all food will be sold with absolutely identical labeling for comparison purposes on the
part of the consumer.
However, I am very suprised that the Ontario lot have gone one step further than that, and have put through the idea of tobacco like warnings on
food. There are NO food types that cannot kill you in huge doses. You eat nothing but carrots, you will turn orange, get jaundiced, and die, just as
thoroughly as if you eat nothing but pizza, and die because your arteries clog.
Seems to me that its absolutely essential that governments make people aware of what is in the food they eat, and the possible medical effects on a
person of consuming any one of them in exclusivity or excess, but there is a difference between doing that, and reducing all packaging to a doom and
gloom document, printed on the front of ones prefered meal or food stuff.
Also, the obesity crisis is not caused by food packaging being bad, but by people lacking the common sense, and basic general knowledge to correctly
assess for themselves, what is, and what is not a good idea in the dietary sense. My personal opinion is that one CANNOT become obese unless a) One is
so under eductated that they cannot grasp the simple principles of healthy eating and living, or b) One is suffering from a psychological condition
which prevents one from operating ones intellect when considering what to shove down ones throat next. Aside from these two routes to obesity, there
is only the glandular issue to consider, and that is something which requires constant medical assessment by health professionals, and literaly
cannot, in most cases, be affected for good or ill by the sufferer.
So although packaging ought to contain good and uniformly laid out data on the content of the food, I think it is a denial of Darwin to go further
than that. If a person insists on cramming the worst junk possible down thier throats, in huge quantity, they will do that no matter how much
information you give them.