So, I wonder which will make its appearance first: a new Canada Food Guide, or legalized marijuana.
People are asking if a proposed new food guide, leaning more towards plants than meat, would mean cutting the chances of getting cancer.
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People are also asking if legalized marijuana, also leaning towards plants, would be opening the door to lung or other cancers .
As they look to eliminate positive labelling on marijuana packages, they are also looking to eliminate advertising junk food to children.
So, what happens if high sugar or high sodium foods are advertised where kids can see it, anyway? Does a CEO go to jail, or is it just a fine considered the cost of doing business?
There are calls for warning labels on high sugar, high sodium, high fat foods and warning labels on marijuana, yet it will still be legal to sell unhealthy food and smokes.
I hope they make the manufacturers list every kind of sugar, so it can’t hide under different names, and I wish grocery stores would have a separate aisle for the sugar-free chocolate and the sodium-free chicken stock. They could include in that aisle the low-fat cheese, so we don’t have to search for it in the high-fat haystack.
I’m guessing there will be no problem finding marijuana.
Let me know what you think.
Bob Layton is the news manager of the Corus Edmonton group of radio stations.