Saturday, April 2, 2011

The Nanny State Does No Favors

From Fox:
After staunchly defending the safety of artificial food colorings, the federal government is for the first time publicly reassessing whether foods like Jell-O, Lucky Charms cereal and Minute Maid Lemonade should carry warnings that the bright artificial colorings in them worsen behavior problems like hyperactivity in some children.

What's the point of warning labels?

1) Unless the label says "this product will kill you instantly" like on a box of rat poison, no one who likes the product will stop buying it.

2) It's useless as a liability shield to manufacturers. 30 plus years of warning labels on cigarettes, and tobacco companies still got billions of dollars extorted from them in a "settlement".

So in this case, I hope that every single FDA employee falls in a vat of red food coloring and drowns.

Useless nanny-state gits.

1 comment:

  1. Wait, they're saying it's the food coloring and not the gallons of sugar/High Fructose Corn Syrup which is the problem?