No, a good leader sees his people morbidly fat, his duty is to counsel them and make laws in spite of themselves. Do you think we'd have seat belts and air bags, god, we wouldn't even have brakes on our cars if the govt did not make them mandatory. And if the govt did not force food suppliers to clean up their act and oblige them to label their containers and not put poison in them, what'd you think they'd do? Bloomberg was right to move on huge plastic cup reductions and smoking and guns.<quoted text>
He thinks he has the right to tell others how to live. That is misguided. I've always thought he was idiot. His actions only back up my assertion.
Let me give you an example. Sodium. Too much of it is deadly. In the U.S., the govt has mandated maximum doses of sodium in prepared foods. Companies HAVE to abide. In Canada, the govt in 2011 announced a move to legislate lowering our sodium level to that of the safer U.S. level, as ours is much higher. Lobbyists moved in. Didn't take long. Soon after, govt cancelled the motion that was to be brought to parliament to reduce sodium and announced it had every faith that the industry would regulate itself and lower the sodium levels all by themselves. Hmmmm, still waiting. Companies that have been contacted by public service organisations have all said "no comment". So much for trusting the big guys.
Monsato is one of those companies. There should be a Nuremburg-type trial for companies like Monsanto.
Bloomberg is right on. Forza, Bloomberg.