Tuesday, January 20, 2004

Obesity and big business

The Observer reports that the US is to block recommendations on sugar intake as part of the WHO's strategy on tackling obesity.

Here's the awkward truth. You do not have to be a big fan of Ronald McDonald to realise that much of what big business argues for is true - even if it is motivated by self-interest. Fast-food will not kill you or make you fat, as long as you don't stuff your face with it constantly. The fact that a minority of people do eat too much food is not to be blamed on their restaurants or their marketing but on the inability of people to regulate their behaviour.

The Observer | International | US sugar barons 'block global war on obesity'

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