Here we go again! Not content to simply regulate CO2, you know, the gas that comes out of our mouths when we breathe, there’s new talk of regulating everything that goes into our mouths as well. Get a load of this:
Gore’s tweet links to this WaPost piece by Mark Bittman, Michael Pollan, Ricardo Salvador and Olivier De Schutter. An excerpt:
The food system and the diet it’s created have caused incalculable damage to the health of our people and our land, water and air. If a foreign power were to do such harm, we’d regard it as a threat to national security, if not an act of war, and the government would formulate a comprehensive plan and marshal resources to combat it. (The administration even named an Ebola czar to respond to a disease that threatens few Americans.) So when hundreds of thousands of annual deaths are preventable — as the deaths from the chronic diseases linked to the modern American way of eating surely are — preventing those needless deaths is a national priority.
Yikes! And it’s not just Al Gore who is pretty keen on this latest intrusion into our lives by the government:
But as you might expect, many on Twitter aren’t very happy with the idea at all:
If it were only “idiocy,” we might be OK, but this is pretty totalitarian.