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Food, Obesity, and Regulation

October 17, 2003 by

The San Francisco Chronicle recently ran this article: Make it a super size, then call your lawyer Battle of the bulge targets restaurants about the plans of some of the same lawyers who sued the tobacco industry for selling unhealthy products to go after the food industry and individual restaruants for selling rich, high-fat foods. “We’re going to get (a lawsuit) to stick and I will guarantee you that within five years . . . virtually every major fast-food restaurant chain will have nutrition information posted right on the menu board and we will wonder why it didn’t happen”, one such lawyer is quoted in the article. Another lawyer is paraphrased as saying “the people who aggressively sell fattening or highly caloric food will eventually be seen as being at least partly liable for making people obese.”

Posted by Robert Blumen

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