Sunday thread… 14 November 2010Posted by marisacat in Inconvenient Voice of the Voter, Total fucking lunatics, UK.
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While I was fishing around at the Guardian…. I saw a headline… that McDonalds and Coca-Cola will have a hand in writing UK “health policy”.
I did not even open it. What utter shit.
Well after writing the above, I gave into temptation… It’s PepsiCo, as it happens…. and a few others too.
The Department of Health is putting the fast food companies McDonald’s and KFC and processed food and drink manufacturers such as PepsiCo, Kellogg’s, Unilever, Mars and Diageo at the heart of writing government policy on obesity, alcohol and diet-related disease, the Guardian has learned.
In an overhaul of public health, said by campaign groups to be the equivalent of handing smoking policy over to the tobacco industry, health secretary Andrew Lansley has set up five “responsibility deal” networks with business, co-chaired by ministers, to come up with policies. Some of these are expected to be used in the public health white paper due in the next month.
The groups are dominated by food and alcohol industry members, who have been invited to suggest measures to tackle public health crises. ….
Maybe Baby Fat Hunter can help too.