Ontario doctors target junk food with grisly cigarette-like warning labels
rt.com | October 25, 2012
‘Canadian doctors aim to stem their country’s obesity epidemic in a radical new way: Copying anti-smoking campaigns. They have suggested slapping threatening labels on pizzas, soda drinks and other junk food, warning of the diseases they might cause.
‘The Ontario Medical Association (OMA) unveiled several mock-ups on Tuesday to promote their plan, including a pizza box with a picture of a liver discolored by fatty liver disease, a child’s juice box featuring a photo of a foot affected by diabetic ulcers and other similarly grotesque warnings.
‘“The recommendations… may appear radical to some, but the urgency of our situation demands aggressive action,” the OMA announced at the event. “The lessons learned from the strategies of the tobacco-control movement should be applied to the fight against obesity.”…’
The OMA wants the government to propagandize people emotionally, and also to tax so-called “healthier” food at a lower rate. This is behavior modification and social engineering. There is no end to these totalitarian UN/corporate power grabs. And we should never have gone along with all of the other policies they have gradually introduced over the years to guilt-trip us into submission step by step.
I’m sure the OMA has already written up the legislation and passed it to the government.
The OMA puts out this simplistic idea about “junk food” vs. “healthy food” instead of getting into real concerns we have about what’s in most of the food. What about aspartame? What about GMOs? What about pesticides? What about the documented health problems caused by prescription drugs and vaccines? Why don’t you put a big stack of documentation next to all of these products and let people read for themselves and make their own decisions!
Companies should compete for public acceptance by supplying more facts to consumers.
This kind of emotional labeling and tax-manipulation is just a tool for power and can be used to take us in any direction in terms of what we eat, what we don’t eat and how much.