Nov 2, 2011 at 14:50:24
“STOP marketing fast food - to kids especially!”
gx5000 on Nov 2, 2011 at 15:19:28
“I think I was twelve when I asked my Father why the advertisers didn't care about their own kids watching what they put out...from cigarette commercials (back then) to dangerous toys...mind you, our pellet guns and lawn darts never killed anybody, Darwin was a member of the Family !”
“A dozen or so years ago I was discussing user fees with my senior mom. She remarked that she and her elderly friends, those that could afford it, would be glad to pay user fees to keep the health system healthy.
I wrote about this to the minister of Health Alan Rock and received a detailed response. The gist of this was; "Requiring patients to pay any amount out-of-pocket based on use of services would pose problems for the universality and accessibility of the Canada Health Act."
When there is something broken or about to break you fix it don't you? Fix the Canada Health Act so it keeps working for the tough times ahead.”
“It's puzzling and upsetting to see ads, logos and fun attractions used to entice children into craving and consuming unhealthy junk food. Heavy and shrewd marketing is addicting kids to a life of consuming unhealthy food..
Taxing junk food does not go far enough; we need legislation that restricts this greedy and harmful type of marketing.”