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Tuesday, September 12, 2006

You Are What (We Let) You Eat

That's Scotland's government talking, after it spent £100 million (equivalent to about $187 million) over ten years to try to make the country's citizens eat healthier. Of course that didn't work, and now the authors of a report on the scheme's failure are using it as an excuse for an even more invasive plan.
Targets for healthy eating set in 1996 had not been met by 2005, with consumption of fruit and vegetables and oily fish down, while sugar consumption has risen. Salt and fat reduction targets had also been missed.

The figures have led the report's authors to call for new legislation to enforce healthy eating, saying: "So pervasive is poor diet that reliance on individual choice as the prime ideology in shaping food supply is no longer an adequate policy or ideology."
Rumor has it that Adam Smith's corpse has begun a hunger strike. More here.