Saturday, December 18, 2004

Food Police

Something called the Center for Science in the Public Interest has decided that Hardee's Monster Thickburger is beyond pornographic. "If the old Thickburger was food porn, the new Monster Thickburger is the fast-food equivalent of a snuff film". It is true that the new burger is an amazing 1420 calories --200 more than the original-- and I am no longer allowed to indulge in such snacks, but the CSPI doesn't want to let my wife make that decision for me. It is pushing for "programs and policies" that would ban such offerings by restaurants.

How long will it be before the fast food industry is sued by these zealots in the name of public health? It would be a mistake to conclude that it won't happen.

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