I have always said that health campaigners will move on from tobacco and start coming after whatever they want to control next.
Be it fast food, or sugar or fat they want to apply the same tactics of control to those products like they have for tobacco.
Less than two years ago I gave a speech tot he Food and Grocery Council and told them that if they didn’t back the fight against plain packing in tobacco then they were going to be next.
Many of them scoffed at me…I’ll bet they wish they’d listened now.
Aaron Shultz, an Australian health campaigner, is calling for plain packaging featuring health warnings for junk food. He has posted a picture on Facebook of what he believes the packaging could look like – dropping the branding in favour of a picture reminding people of the price they could pay for a junk food habit.
Shultz is a health campaigner, who runs an organisation called Game Changer. It has a broader aim: to halt the promotion of alcohol, junk food and gambling through sport. He argues that by associating sport with these unhealthy brands, it normalises junk food, and contributes to the growing obesity problem in Australia. Â Â Read more »