Thursday, 17 October 2013

Plain packaging for food

And so it begins...

If the Government is serious about reversing the obesity epidemic, it must introduce tough new rules on the packaging of children's treats, Consumer NZ says.

The consumer advocacy group is calling for the control of marketing gimmicks on food packaging - particularly cartoon characters, free toys and on-packet puzzles targeting children

Here comes The Science...

American researchers have found children preferred the taste of McDonald's-branded food over that in plain packaging, even though both were identical

You can't say you weren't warned.

1 comment:

ETSisbull said...

"if companies rope them in young, they'll likely be hooked for life"

Wow. I don't even know what to say to that. Don't you love how everything is a moral failing? Drug addiction, alcohol dependency, and obesity. They're not treated as a medical issue, but as a moral issue. Why is that? Old Puritan beliefs, perhaps?