Posted by: Tony Carson | 19 October, 2007

Fast Food and the case for manslaughter

A lot of people out there — virtually all conservatives — think that governments have no place in regulating industry.

It’s your choice, they say. It’s up to you to figure out what is good and not good for you — as if the sidewalks aren’t crammed with evidence that selection isn’t working.

Take this witless family for instance, four people who trotted off to their local Pizza Hut:

According to the Cash survey, a family of four sharing a Pizza Hut meal deal – consisting of one Cheesy Bites Meat Feast, one medium Super Supreme, a portion of garlic bread, a portion of potato wedges, chicken wings, and a cheesecake dessert – could eat 12.3g of salt each.

The amount of salt consumed in one meal is more than twice the daily limit for an adult and four times the daily limit of a six year old.

The full depressing article is here:  Fast food salt levels ‘shocking’.

This report should be exhibit A in a class action law suit against offending fast fooders for involuntary manslaughter.

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