Regulating Junk Food as a Drug
Pretending to impose equity is a great way for authoritarians to achieve intrusive levels of power. Pretending to prevent the climate from fluctuating as it always has and always will is another. As we learned by enduring Covid tyranny, a third way is public health:
Highly-processed foods should be reclassified as drugs because they are as addictive and harmful as cigarettes, scientists argue.
Classification as a drug enables hyperregulation. Only when every aspect of existence is micromanaged by federal bureauweenies can perfect safety be achieved.
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Researchers claim items like donuts, sugary cereals and pizza meet the meet official criteria that established cigarettes as a drug in the 1990s.
We know from the War on Tobacco what comes next, in addition to suffocating regulation: looting in the form of exorbitant taxation and jackpot justice lawsuits by people who achieve diabetes by eating too many donuts.
Ultra processed foods – which also include things like soda, chips, pastries and candies – contain high amounts of unnatural flavorings, preservatives and sweeteners.
Shouts a “health behaviors research professor” named Alexandra DiFeliceantonio:
‘They are not foods anymore. These are these products that have been really well designed to deliver addictive substances.’
Speaking of ultraprocessed “food,” allegedly edible insects have to be heavily processed so as not to make you sick. But Klaus Schwab and the Davos set want us eating bugs, so they will escape punitive regulations for the time being.
On a tip from Bluto.