Nanny Knows Best

Nanny Knows Best
Dedicated to exposing, and resisting, the all pervasive nanny state that is corroding the way of life and the freedom of the people of Britain.

Tuesday, January 08, 2013

Fat Matters

I was ungemused, but not at all surprised, to see that Nanny's chums from Labour recently called for legal limits to be placed on the fat, sugar and salt content of foods.

Shadow health secretary Andy Burnham said that current voluntary agreements with the food industry were not working, and the obesity problem was worsening.

Quite how Nanny can impose "legal limits" on the fat, sugar and salt contents of foods is beyond me; eg cheese and butter are, by definition, fat! Is Nanny intending to ban cheese and butter, or ration our consumption of them (as per the Second World War)?

The issue of obesity is not as simplistic as fat, salt, sugar but it relates to the fact that humans are designed to store fat during relatively rare times of "plenty" in order to survive the frequent times of scarcity. The "problem" (one would actually call it a "success") that the Western world faces is that we no longer live (in the First World) in a situation of food scarcity.

However, that is likely to soon end as the prices of food staples is set to rocket in the coming months/years; thus bringing us back to a period of food scarcity.

Nanny's chums in Parliament may care to also reflect on their own taxpayer subsidised intake of "unhealthy" substances (and their waistlines) before lecturing the rest of us on what we can/cannot eat!

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  1. Tonk.3:31 PM

    We do need a grown up debate in this country to identify just what the role of Nanny is. Sadly, since government has given away so many of its powers to Brussels, government will try to impose itself into more and more areas of our lives which we don't want it to.

    Nanny, get off of people's backs and concentrate on sorting out the economy, education, policing and security.....What we eat or don't eat is for us to decide not you.

  2. Anonymous4:15 PM

    I have a way of getting around any imposed 'legal limits' on fat, salt and sugar.

    Secreted away in a cupboard in my kitchen I have a whole packet of salt, along with a bag of sugar which I plan to add to any food stuff that does not meet my taste.

    I also have various bottles of cooking oils and a quantity of cooking fat that I use to fry and roast some foods in.

    As far as the salt and sugar is concerned, just in case the food police come calling I am going to relabel the packets as 'cocaine' and 'heroin', as they seem to be less concerned with those substances.

    I shall pretend that the oils and lard are sex lubricants.

  3. Anonymous5:53 PM

    ...and minimum alcohol pricing won't affect them either in their taxpayer-subsidised bars. What hypocritical scum we have governing us. Listening to the anti-smoking fake charities was the first step on a slippery slope that they're fairly hurtling down with anti sugar/salt/falt/alcohol 'charities' clamouring to talk up problems which they can solve with funding from HMG.