Thursday, October 20, 2005

The Cheeseburger Bill vs. Warning Labels For French Fries

A while back, Keith posted about a silly lawsuit in California that would require warning labels for french fries. Thankfully, the rest of the country doesn't seem to agree with this silliness. I hadn't heard of this before, but there is a bill in Congress (being called the Cheeseburger Bill) that would block lawsuits by people claiming that fast-food chains caused obesity.
"As one judge put it, if a person knows or should know that eating copious orders of super-sized McDonald's products is unhealthy and could result in weight gain, it is not the place of the law to protect them from their own excesses," said Rep. James Sensenbrenner, R-Wisconsin, chairman of the House Judiciary Committee.
I had little respect for the documentary Super Size Me. The diet followed there was specifically designed to be make McDonalds look bad. While some may argue that's the point of a documentary, it doesn't mean I have to respect it. I'm glad to see others feel as I do.

1 comment:

CL said...

McDonald should have a big poster signs that says, "List of Denied Service" posted by the entrance door.