Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) Kathleen Sebelius said today that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is developing a new regulation that would require food manufacturers to display nutritional information on the front of packages. “Busy shoppers will be able to go into grocery stores and have some easy to understand information on the front of packages giving them quick data on what is a healthier choice,” said Sebelius at the U.S. Capitol. “The Food and Drug Administration right now is working with food manufacturers to not only update the nutritional labeling on the back of packages, which right now is written in small bar codes and pretty indecipherable and hasn’t been updated in 20 years, but to move to a front-of-package labeling strategy,” said Sebelius.
ARGH Rarwrrrr! this is so stupid. First of all, our State Educated children are too illiterate to read the stuff on the labels anyway. Secondly, I am reminded of the Dennis Leary rant on warning labels on cigarettes. You can make the WHOLE Twinkie box the warning label. You can rename Twinkies FAT ASSSES and we will STILL EAT THEM. We like them, they taste good. Damned hypocrites, but maybe that is the problem with Ms. Sebelius’ husband: he can’t read the labels. He looks about as hefty as me.
So now the G-D Nutritional Information is going to be on the front and the back and they are going to dumb it down. What next? A picture of Obama with a thumbs up so we know what to eat? Dear leader Obama says “big thumbs down” on steak? Isn’t this one of the twelve rules of animal farm? Jaysus, Mary, and the Shepherds what else can the idiots in Washington dream up to waste money on while at the same time ruining profits for those who produce wealth in this nation?