Monday, July 6, 2009
There's so much going on in the world of menu labeling, it's hard to keep up!
The Good: Maine passes it's own version of menu labeling, and California's state-wide law goes into effect. In Tennessee, a triumph over industry interference, as the Governor vetoes a law that would have invalidated Nashville's municipal menu labeling.
The Bad: Connecticut Governor Jodi Rell vetoes menu labeling in that state. Did she not see all those Corporate Accountability action alerts?
The Ugly: Obesity rates continue to climb. These laws are important tools to hold fast food corporations accountable, but they're clearly the first step of many. We're going to need a lot more than menu labeling to save ourselves, our health system, and especially our kids from the diet-related diseases that are crippling our country.
Image from Center for Science in the Public Interest