IEA - Obesity Health Alliance proposals are “illiberal and unscientific”
Christopher Snowdon, Head of Lifestyle Economics at free market think tank the Institute of Economic Affairs, responded to the Obesity Health Alliance’s 10-year strategy
“No sooner has the government tabled an unprecedented raft of nanny state measures designed to tackle obesity than the Obesity Health Alliance demands a raft of new taxes and bans.
“It is clear that nothing short of state control of the food supply will appease these fanatics. Their policy proposals are unworkable, unscientific and illiberal. It would be almost comical if this organisation didn’t have so much influence on the government.”
Notes to Editors
Contact: Annabel Denham, email@example.com, 07540770774
Christopher Snowdon is available for further comment.
For further IEA reading:
- The Nanny State Index 2021: http://nannystateindex.org/
- Obesity and the public purse: https://iea.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/Obesity-and-the-Public-Purse-PDF.pdf
- Fast food outlets and obesity: https://iea.org.uk/publications/fast-food-outlets-and-obesity-what-is-the-evidence/
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