At 3/3/04 09:49 PM, -poxpower- wrote:
You have to understand that some people just can't resist. I think McDonald is trying hard to not lose their custumers by making "healthy" choices for their menus, like their salads and their "real chicken" chicken nuggets.
Its just another ploy to get people to come eat there without having a guilty conscience.
Indeed it is. And it'll probably help profit-wise, too. Since if someone's intent upon eating a shitload at McDonald's, they'll just order two meals now instead of supersizing one.
What everyone has to realise is that health isn't a personal thing, it's a worldwide thing. And when it comes to national governments, they look at the health of their populace as a whole. Even though at the individual level, a person's choice to eat more or less food, or for that matter, to be eating at such an unhealthy place to begin with... that's all a personal choice and everything... to the gov't, it's about making sure the whole country doesn't get obese. And at a certain level, that means taking the choice away from people. Even though whatever you want to do to yourself is your decision, the gov't's interests may collide with yours, and thus the gov't, while not exactly deciding for you, is trying to steer you in the direction better for them.
Unless, of course, the industry killing the country has a huge lobby in Washington D.C. as is the case with the sugar industry.
All the people talking about how unhealthy fast food is, BTW... sugar alone is the main reason for how fat this nation is. And I don't mean just in soft drinks, I mean in everything. All attempts to set an appropriate daily recommended level of sugar has been met with silencing by the sugar lobby. And thus diabetes and obesity increases.
Fun fun fun!