The issues surrounding the politics of food and fat are numerous; government responsibility versus individual responsibility; free enterprise versus federal regulation; industrial profits versus public health.
The debate is made more difficult as the media, influenced by the enormous revenue it derives from corporate advertising, often treats the issue in a sarcastic or cynical fashion: “it’s all about greedy lawyers”, “a sue-happy culture”, or “irresponsible consumers”.
Yet, is there more to the food/fat issue than is suggested by the media.
When it deals with the American food supply… I’m curious…Where do we draw the line between personal responsibility and government responsibility?Do you feel the “courts” have a role to play in the obesity epidemic in America? (i.e. should food manufacturers be held legally responsible for personal obesity?)Do you believe that we as consumers determine available food-offerings (i.e. products on grocery store shelves) by what we buy?