November 09, 2003

First they banned cigarette advertising. Now they want to do the same to junk food

Following the interventionist and totalitarian trend of the last years this is hardly surprising:

The Government's food watchdog is proposing to ban "junk food" companies from sponsoring pop concerts and sports to combat obesity among children.

The Food Standards Agency says its targets would include Pepsi-Cola, which sponsors concerts by Britney Spears, Miss Dynamite, Beyonce and Enrique Iglesias, and Coca-Cola, which has sponsored the boy band Busted and the girl band Mis-Teeq.