January 21st, 2004


(no subject)

“ As well as pushing the food industry to make deeper cuts in sugar and fat in food, the WHO proposals include changes to advertising and tax policy to promote healthier diets.
The food industry has claimed that some suggestions - particularly recommendations on sugar - are not based on hard science.

And the US administration has been accused of trying to dilute the proposals to satisfy the industry's demands.”


Trouble is, the US attitude of "our policy is what is good for our businesses" reminds me of nothing more than 19th century Britain; and I'm not sure that the US has yet quite reached the depths of the Opium wars, or the worst excesses of the East India Company or Cecil Rhodes.