Industries lobby against voluntary nutrition guidelines for food marketed to kids

The food and advertising industries have launched a multi-pronged campaign to squash government efforts to create voluntary nutritional guidelines for foods marketed to children. Calling themselves the Sensible Food Policy Coalition, the nation’s biggest foodmakers, fast-food chains and media companies, including Viacom and Time Warner , are trying to derail standards proposed by four federal agencies. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce has also lent its ... Full Story »

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by ancys - Jan. 8, 2012

they spend millions to fight even voluntary, non-binding guidelines that might improve the ads and favor healthy foods.

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