Today’s absurd news from the nanny culture:
The Center for Science in the Public Interest, supported by other health advocates such as Children’s Hospital Boston, petitioned the Food and Drug Administration Wednesday to require warnings on soft drinks to alert consumers about over-indulging.
It suggested sample warnings such as “Drink less (non-diet) soda to help prevent weight gain, tooth decay and other health problems,” or “To help protect your waistline and your teeth, consider drinking diet sodas.” It also suggested a label that bears a notice that caffeinated drinks are inappropriate for children.
How absurd. The nanny culture treats us as if we are all stupid and the nannies are the only ones who know what’s best for us — in food, in culture, in language.