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You’re too dumb to know what a “serving” is, says the FDA

Government thrives by creating problems and then presenting itself as the only solution. For example, if you follow the government’s food pyramid, eventually you’ll start to resemble its shape. All those grains will make you fatter. And then the government expands itself in kind, in order to save you from yourself. On your dime.

Sabrina Tavernise, NYT:

The Food and Drug Administration for the first time in two decades will propose major changes to nutrition labels on food packages, putting calorie counts in large type and adjusting portion sizes to reflect how much Americans actually eat…

“It’s an amazing transformation [in portion sizes since nutrition labels were first required],” said Dr. Margaret A. Hamburg, commissioner of the F.D.A. “Things like the size of a muffin have changed so dramatically. It is important that the information on the nutrition fact labels reflect the realities in the world today.”

In other words, nutrition labels are useless, so let’s put the calorie count in bigger type so you idiots can ignore it anyway.

Check out the proposed redesign:


So, instead of two hundred and thirty calories, it’s now TWO HUNDRED AND THIRTY CALORIES. Problem solved. Thanks, big government!

The best part is that you’re paying for it, both in the taxes that fund the FDA and the increased food prices passed on to you by the companies who will be required to make these changes. All because you don’t know how to live your own life.

People are going to eat what they’re going to eat. This will do nothing to change that. So then the FDA will make more changes, create more regulations. And those won’t work. Still more useless regulations. On and on and on.

Ain’t it great, livin’ in a nanny state?