Lansley’s crusade

We noted at the end of last week that Andrew Lansley is going to ask companies to pay for advertising campaigns encouraging people not to buy their products. In return, he’ll put in place a “non-regulatory approach” to food standards.

Taking things to their logical conclusion, there are reports that Lansley is now going to scrap the Food Standards Agency, and with it

its responsibilities for nutrition and diet advice.

Others have accused Lansley of being the spokesman for the British Medical Association (see here for a round up).

I think this is unfair.

It doesn’t give enough weight to his role as unofficial spokesman and main cheerleader for the food industry lobby.

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rich_w

Man of letters & numbers; also occasionally of action. Husband to NTW. Dad of three. Friendly geek.

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