Banning and partial banning of fast food advertising has been a cause for debate globally over the last few years.
The call to ban has been in large part due to the influence these businesses have on childhood obesity rates. Another factor driving the debate is health issues in the general population from the consumption of fast foods. Diabetes, intestinal problems, and poor dental health are all contributed to by processed foods and high sugar content drinks that are the mainstay of fast food restaurants.
We are now so overweight that we’ve forgotten what normal looks like, a bad situation to be in. So bad it’s understandable that people are looking for a scapegoat, which I think fast food has become. In their rush to judgement, I think people are overlooking real solutions to our problem such as exercise.