Tuesday, 22 January, 2002
You're Fat, Who Can You Sue?
Suing the food industry to recoup the costs associated with obesity? Extort money from McDonald's because you eat too many Big Macs even though you know you shouldn't? Steal Kellogg's blind because parents don't have the backbone to stand up to their kids and say "No" to the Frosted Flakes? Why the heck not? We did it to the tobacco companies.
This article and the whole idea of holding the food industry responsible for our obesity epidemic bother me in so many ways that I don't know where to start. Can't people take responsibility for their own actions instead of trying to find somebody else to blame? It's not like anybody at McDonald's is shoving that Big Mac and fries down anybody's throat.
I feel a major rant coming on.