Prohibition, will it work?
Posted by Cruz on August 7, 2020, 2:07 pm, in reply to "Re: Mexico obesity: Oaxaca bans sale of junk food to children"
Hola, Lynne. I think you are right. Oaxacans will get around the rule, just as we did in the US around prohibition of alcohol. |
In Mexico, we love our sweets and now junk foods along with the coke and other sweet drinks.
Coke, the main culprit, is insidious as it is manufactured with salt, masked with mounds of sugar to keep us both, thirsty and addicted. It isn't termed the 'coke conspiracy' for nothing.
This company knows what it is doing and causing, no doubt about it. But it can't be sued like we did the cigarette companies in the US. Profit, profit is its only motto, and its billionaire owners contribute/ return almost nothing back to the community. Maybe so in bribes.
Now we sit or ride, especially the kids, on computers, cell phones and motos. No more walking around the neighborhood, to school or at night, at the plaza, except during fiestas.
So you couple this new diet propensity with less exercise and boom, obesity, diabetes, and high blood pressure.
Reduction of junk food consumption may happen along with life style changes but it's a long up-hill trudge. Many of us are doomed, though at a slower rate, than death by pandemic. Cruz