British nannies are running amok on the interests of the country’s food and agriculture industries. The Co-op supermarket chain has announced that it will no longer advertise products that are “high in fat, sugar, and salt during children’s television programs.” The Co-op said such advertisements somehow “blackmailed” weak-willed parents into buying products. The Co-op wants the British television commission to force other food companies to follow its lead. Meanwhile, Parliament, prodded by organic farmers and anti-genetically engineered activists, is discussing increasing funding to the organic industry. (“More cash needed to support organic farming,” Press Association Newsfile, 7/5/00)
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