Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 21
Thanks Tree3Thanks

Thread: The FDA is Postponing Changes to Nutrition Labeling Laws

  1. #1
    Master political analyst Dittohead not!'s Avatar
    Joined
    Feb 2011
    Posts
    9,873
    Thanks
    4298

    From
    The formerly great golden state

    The FDA is Postponing Changes to Nutrition Labeling Laws

    The FDA is Postponing Changes to Nutrition Labeling Laws

    The menu labeling regulations for restaurants chains with over 20 locations requires calorie information be easily accessible to customers, so that they can make better choices for themselves. The restaurant industry and its lobbies are very upset with this law, passed several years ago by Congress and to be administered by the FDA.

    Since January, the federal government has been taking a more pro-business approach, often unraveling regulatory policies that were designed to improve public health, at the expense of corporate profit. Besides menu labeling, under attack are regulations for healthy school lunches.*
    Customers don't need to know how many calories they're consuming, don't you know. Obesity is healthy. And, why do we need nutritious school lunches? Kids do just fine with unhealthy meals. They're young, after all. Whatever we do, let's not impinge on the bottom line.

  2. #2
    Veteran Member
    Joined
    Sep 2013
    Posts
    27,484
    Thanks
    21930

    From
    Behind the Redwood Curtain
    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    The FDA is Postponing Changes to Nutrition Labeling Laws

    Customers don't need to know how many calories they're consuming, don't you know. Obesity is healthy. And, why do we need nutritious school lunches? Kids do just fine with unhealthy meals. They're young, after all. Whatever we do, let's not impinge on the bottom line.
    Free market theory says that consumers, given perfect information, make good choices, so why do advocates of the "free market" try to limit information?
    Thanks from Dittohead not!

  3. #3
    Master political analyst Dittohead not!'s Avatar
    Joined
    Feb 2011
    Posts
    9,873
    Thanks
    4298

    From
    The formerly great golden state
    Quote Originally Posted by labrea View Post
    Free market theory says that consumers, given perfect information, make good choices, so why do advocates of the "free market" try to limit information?
    Perhaps because they make more money when the public doesn't make good choices.
    Thanks from labrea

  4. #4
    New Member Havelock's Avatar
    Joined
    Jul 2013
    Posts
    680
    Thanks
    885

    From
    U.S.A.
    For the record, in principle I'm completely in favor of more nutrition information being available to restaurant patrons. That's a good thing. In fairness, though, while it's a relatively simple matter to post the nutrient content of a fixed menu item that basically is prepared the same way for every customer -- think Big Mac -- it's a great deal more complicated to provide that information about a meal that, for example, consists of a steak that can be cooked to various degrees with the customer's choice of onion and/or mushroom toppings and a choice of any two of ten different sides that could include a baked potato that may or may not come with butter and/or sour cream. For example...

    Cheers.

  5. #5
    Galactic Ruler Spookycolt's Avatar
    Joined
    May 2012
    Posts
    48,455
    Thanks
    9071

    From
    By the wall
    If you don't know that eating a tub of French fries is bad for you I doubt a nutrition label will help you.

    This law was passed to give corporations with diet plans more money. Now people can count everything in their diet and it is making these companies richer than ever.

    As for school lunches I think parents are perfectly capable of deciding what's best for their children.

  6. #6
    Veteran Member
    Joined
    Sep 2013
    Posts
    27,484
    Thanks
    21930

    From
    Behind the Redwood Curtain
    Quote Originally Posted by Havelock View Post
    For the record, in principle I'm completely in favor of more nutrition information being available to restaurant patrons. That's a good thing. In fairness, though, while it's a relatively simple matter to post the nutrient content of a fixed menu item that basically is prepared the same way for every customer -- think Big Mac -- it's a great deal more complicated to provide that information about a meal that, for example, consists of a steak that can be cooked to various degrees with the customer's choice of onion and/or mushroom toppings and a choice of any two of ten different sides that could include a baked potato that may or may not come with butter and/or sour cream. For example...

    Cheers.
    The rules only apply to chains with more than 20 locations.

  7. #7
    Southern Strategy Liberal OldGaffer's Avatar
    Joined
    Jul 2013
    Posts
    32,800
    Thanks
    35118

    From
    Nashville, TN
    Quote Originally Posted by Spookycolt View Post
    If you don't know that eating a tub of French fries is bad for you I doubt a nutrition label will help you.

    This law was passed to give corporations with diet plans more money. Now people can count everything in their diet and it is making these companies richer than ever.

    As for school lunches I think parents are perfectly capable of deciding what's best for their children.
    I didn't follow my kids through the lunch line to watch what they picked...did yours?

  8. #8
    Galactic Ruler Spookycolt's Avatar
    Joined
    May 2012
    Posts
    48,455
    Thanks
    9071

    From
    By the wall
    Quote Originally Posted by OldGaffer View Post
    I didn't follow my kids through the lunch line to watch what they picked...did yours?
    I don't have kids but if I did I would have spent 5 minutes to call the school and see what they serve.

    Like any responsible parent would.

  9. #9
    ~Standing My Ground~ Sassy's Avatar
    Joined
    Jun 2011
    Posts
    37,795
    Thanks
    14760

    From
    God Bless Texas
    Quote Originally Posted by Spookycolt View Post
    If you don't know that eating a tub of French fries is bad for you I doubt a nutrition label will help you.
    Of course, but 1) it's not just FF, and 2) many people would look at the label on a large fries and go damn! I think I will get a medium or a small. I did. I used to get a large because I don't order them with a meal. They are a treat. But now I get a medium even when it's just a treat.

  10. #10
    Southern Strategy Liberal OldGaffer's Avatar
    Joined
    Jul 2013
    Posts
    32,800
    Thanks
    35118

    From
    Nashville, TN
    Quote Originally Posted by Spookycolt View Post
    I don't have kids but if I did I would have spent 5 minutes to call the school and see what they serve.

    Like any responsible parent would.
    They serve a variety and the kids pick what selections they want, you gonna police their selections from your house?

Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 1
    Last Post: 25th September 2016, 02:32 PM
  2. Soylent: Default Nutrition
    By Suppiluliuma in forum Science and Technology
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 12th August 2013, 02:34 PM
  3. Senate passes $4.5bn nutrition bill
    By JayGatz in forum Current Events
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 6th August 2010, 08:12 AM
  4. Pass child nutrition bill: Michelle Obama
    By Granite in forum Current Events
    Replies: 162
    Last Post: 3rd August 2010, 04:46 AM
  5. White House Postponing Loss of Iraq, Biden Says
    By Inkslinger in forum Political Discussion
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 6th January 2007, 08:27 AM

Tags for this Thread


Facebook Twitter RSS Feed