I’m keynoting the workship on Food, Ethics, Politics at 4:00 with a reception to follow. My talk, “”Food, Ethics, Politics: The View from 2022,” will be in the Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment, Maeder Hall, Room 002. This event is part of the University Center for Human Values (UCHV) Conferences, Workshops & Special Events. To register to attend, click here.
A ban on marketing food to kids?
Consumers International and the International Obesity Task Force have just proposed a ban on global marketing of food to children that goes much further than the voluntary promises of food product companies like Kraft, Kellogg, and PepsiCo. The proposal calls for:
- No radio or TV advertising of junk foods (including beverages) from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.
- No marketing of junk foods on social-networking Web sites and other forms of new media.
- No gifts and toys to promote junk foods.
- No use of celebrities to market junk foods.
- No use of cartoon characters to market junk foods.