Dr. Yoni Freedhoff And Deceptive Food Marketing

Dr. Yoni Freedhoff is a medical doctor and assistant professor at the University of Ottawa.

In 2012, he was invited to deliver a speech at a food industry breakfast, about what the food industry could do to improve public health.

However, they cancelled their invitation without any explanation, several days before the event.

Instead, Dr. Freedhoff posted his talk and slides on YouTube and reached a much larger audience this way, at 300 thousand views and counting.

His presentation clearly outlines the horrible lies and deceits that both adults and children are being exposed to in western countries.

Thoughts on Government Interventions

In my personal opinion, children should be protected from the deceitful marketing tactics by the food industry.

Marketing addictive foods towards children and lying in advertisements, should be banned.

I can definitely see how too much government intervention could become a disaster. They could do something stupid like placing taxes on saturated fat, for example.

But really, I just can not see ANY reason not to take measures to protect our children from these lies until they become old enough to make their own decisions.

These deceits and lies, directed towards innocent children, are a crime against humanity in my opinion.