Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Obama's Food Police Target Tony the Tiger

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Obama's Food Police in Staggering Crackdown on Market to Kids

Tony the Tiger, some NASCAR drivers and cookie-selling Girl Scouts will be out of a job unless grocery manufacturers agree to reinvent a vast array of their products to satisfy the Obama administration’s food police.

Either retool the recipes to contain certain levels of sugar, sodium and fats, or no more advertising and marketing to tots and teenagers, say several federal regulatory agencies.

Another great idea from the administration that brought you the current depression and the slowest recovery in history. Reformulate your product or stop advertising to your primary market. That sounds like a formula for job growth...or the opposite!

Do the words "New Coke" come to mind? Without any taste tests or market research, some government bureaucrat wants to dictate to a successful company how their product should be made, without taking into consideration, how that "new and improved" product might taste and whether or not anyone would still buy it, and if they won't blindly change how it is made, the government will restrict how it is marketed. No heavy hand there! Just another jackboot on the throat of freedom.

As the vintage ad states, they used to be called Sugar Frosted Flakes. Is there anyone alive today who doesn't know that "frosted flakes" are made with sugar? Is there any area of your life that government does not want to interfere in or control? How about leaving it to parents and the individual whether or not to buy Frosted Flakes. Let the manufacturer decide where and when it wants to advertise so as not to go out of business and add to Obama's burgeoning unemployment numbers.

Cross posted at LCR.

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