In an article called U.N. Special Rapporteur: Five ways to fix unhealthy diets http://www.foodpolitics.com/2012/03/u-n-special-rapporteur-five-ways-to-fix-unhealthy-diets/ it talks about five recommendations for fixing diets and food systems.
1. Tax unhealthy products
2. Regulate foods high in saturated fats, salts and sugar
3. Crack down on junk food advertising
4. Overhaul misguided agricultural subsides that make certain ingredients cheaper than others
5. Support local food production so that consumers have access to healthy, fresh and nutritious foods
This things sound like a great idea. But will they actually happen, that I am not so sure about. If these things go into effect I think it would take a couple of years.
Taxing unhealthy products may be a bit much, but it might or should I say probably will stop people from buying junk food. Regulations of fats, sugars and salt would be a really good idea. I think that may be one of the best ones that I have heard. There is no need for some foods to have the ridiculous amounts of salts, sugars, or fats. No need it just makes them “taste better” who knows what it would taste like if you took some of that stuff out. But it is worth the try. Advertising of junk food needs to be cut back in every way shape or form. It really appeals to children and that’s why future generations will continue to be obese. The support of local food production should be strongly supported it is a great way to help local businesses and to keep people healthy, it also makes healthier food cheaper because it isn’t being processed and going to super markets. I really like this article. It makes some good points.