Lawmakers are pondering the idea of regulating advertising of sugary and fattening foods
The focus of the effort to limit food advertising to children is in Washington, where Senator Tom Harkin, an Iowa Democrat, plans to introduce a bill this month that would allow broad regulation of advertising to children on television, the Internet, and elsewhere -- a power that Congress sharply limited three decades ago, despite allowing continued broad regulation of commercials during programs aimed at adults.
The food industry opposes the measure, arguing that self- regulation would be more effective while also maintaining companies' right to free speech.
The Internet, too? Better be careful not to let the kiddies see those burger recipes...
Hey, if childhood obesity is such a problem, why don't we just cancel the school lunch program?