Wall Street Journal Criticizes Proposed Voluntary Standards For Marketing Food To Kids

July 22, 2014

The Wall Street Journal criticized the Federal Trade Commission’s proposed voluntary standards for marketing food to kids in an editorial. The editorial claims the standards will not affect foods that contribute to obesity and will result in lawsuits against food companies.

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Editor’s Insight: This editorial makes some good points, but many readers will take issue with the suggestion that federal agencies should not be trying to encourage food manufacturers to market food with healthy ingredients to kids. Many readers will find this an odd position in light of the news today that obesity rates continue to increase, despite efforts in recent years to change people’s eating habits.

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