British Gov't Asks Junk Food Industry to Save Them from Obesity

In their latest attempt to stem the tide of British obesity, the national government is asking junk food producers to fund healthy living campaigns in return for a promise to not slap any taxes on fatty, sugary, salty, processed foods.

And in keeping with this new style of governance, the Prime Minister will also be asking London’s crack and crystal meth dealers to fund the nation’s “Say No to Drugs” programs in return for repealing the nation’s drug laws.

They may also looking into new funding arrangements with the tobacco industry, industrial polluters union #666 and NAMBLA.

Pardon me, but WTF

  • Junk food producers make money by selling junk food.
  • Junk food makes you fat.
  • Fat people are great junk food customers.
  • Healthy eaters are bad junk food customers.
  • The aim of healthy living campaigns is to turn junk food eaters into healthy eaters

So, why would junk food producers want to fund successful anti-obesity / healthy living programs?

Answer: they wouldn’t.

But, they probably won’t mind spending a few million on ineffective programs if it means they can continue making billions selling crap food to the British public.

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And for all those non-Brits out there, don’t think that your government wouldn’t sell you out just as quick.

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BTW, you may have noticed that this story pissed me off.

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12 comments

  1. I love living in this wonderful country of ours… Sorry to cut this comment short – I need to get back to filling out my Australian immigration entry forms.

  2. […] In their latest attempt to stem the tide of British obesity, the national government is asking junk food producers to fund healthy living campaigns in return for a promise to not slap any taxes on fatty, sugary, salty, processed foods .And in keeping with this new style of governance, the Prime Minister will also be asking London’s crack and crystal meth dealers to fund the nation’s “Say No to Drugs” programs in return for repealing the nation’s drug laws. They may also looking into new funding arrangements with the tobacco industry, industrial polluters union #666 and NAMBLA.So, why would junk food producers want to fund successful anti-obesity / healthy living programs? Answer: they wouldn’t. But, they probably won’t mind spending a few million on ineffective programs if it means they can continue making billions selling crap food to the British public. Source […]

  3. The one about the Prime Minister speaking to meth and crack dealers is your trademark sarcasm right? Because I’d believe ya if you told me it was true. I really would…
    Catching up on some great posts.

  4. Believe it or not, this post has been stolen & reprinted by other bloggers at least 5 times already…and nobody has mentioned the sarcasm.

    I was thinking about re-editing the post by including a line about the crack dealer thing being sarcastic. Thanks for the comment, now I won’t have to go back and change the post.

  5. […] In their latest attempt to stem the tide of British obesity, the national government is asking junk food producers to fund healthy living campaigns in return for a promise to not slap any taxes on fatty, sugary, salty, processed foods .And in keeping with this new style of governance, the Prime Minister will also be asking London’s crack and crystal meth dealers to fund the nation’s “Say No to Drugs” programs in return for repealing the nation’s drug laws. They may also looking into new funding arrangements with the tobacco industry, industrial polluters union #666 and NAMBLA.So, why would junk food producers want to fund successful anti-obesity / healthy living programs? Answer: they wouldn’t. But, they probably won’t mind spending a few million on ineffective programs if it means they can continue making billions selling crap food to the British public. Source […]

  6. This is pure political posturing. But if it puts pressure on companies to develop and roll out healthier options or even portion-controlled packaging (many have done already — more of it is always welcome) to the point that the public can’t help themselves from eating healthier vs. what is happening now — ie — the public can’t seem to help themselves from gorging/guzzling down obesigenic products, then I’m all for it. Botom line, of course, is for the public to ‘just say no’ — sound familiar!

  7. […] In their latest attempt to stem the tide of British obesity, the national government is asking junk food producers to fund healthy living campaigns in return for a promise to not slap any taxes on fatty, sugary, salty, processed foods. And in keeping with this new style of governance, the Prime Minister will also be asking London’s crack and crystal meth dealers to fund the nation’s “Say No to Drugs” programs in return for repealing the nation’s drug laws. They may also look into new funding arrangements with the tobacco industry, industrial polluters etc. So, why would junk food producers want to fund successful anti-obesity / healthy living programs? Answer: they wouldn’t. But, they probably won’t mind spending a few million on ineffective programs if it means they can continue making billions selling crap food to the British public. Source […]

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