Bulgarian parliament votes to ban unhealthy food promotion, GMO’s.
The Bulgarian parliament have passed a law banning the marketing and promotion of unhealthy children’s food, including many GMO foods.
102 legislators voted in passing the motion, with only one person voting against in a revolutionary move away from the unhealthy food standards that have plagued the children’s food market for years.
The new law will ban the appearance, or the illusion of the appearance of children in any adverts consuming unhealthy foods, in a crack down on cynical advertising.
The obesity epidemic of the last few decades will no doubt go down in history as one of the most out of control periods of public health.
The dangers of unhealthy foods, processed foods and GMO’s have been warned by doctors and health professionals yet they seem to have fallen on deaf ears, particularly in the U.S.
The amount of obese children living in the U.S today is three times the amount than there were in the 1970’s, in perfect correlation with the onset of fast food and processed food being heavily marketed.
Although the new law in Bulgaria will no doubt cause some kind of shift in the right direction towards a better diet for children, some people have criticized it for being too ambiguous.
Even though he supported the passing of the law, Prof. Piralkova from the Bulgarian Socialist Party says that the term ‘unhealthy’ is too broad a term and could be interpreted in ways to suit unhealthy food promoters.
Monsanto and other companies that create GMO foods on a large scale and make billions of dollars from it have always insisted that there is no harm done to humans from ingesting GMO’s, despite the World Health Organization labeling them as a ‘probably human carcinogen‘ and the state of California agreeing.
Via EU Scoop