What have the tobacco and food industries got in common? – Dr Briffa Blog
31st October 2008
I came across this interesting article from Dr Briffa today. He writes about the similarities between the tobacco and food industries. He argues that in the same way the tobacco industry defends its products the food industry cannot be relied on to help solve the obesity crisis in the world today. In many cases even where they ‘appear’ to be improving products they are actually deceiving the public into thinking the products are improved – the classic case is the low fat soup which was exactly the same as the standard version – just a smaller portion!!
There’s not much more for me to say – have a read and think about this as you pick up your low-fat spread at the supermarket this weekend!!