What the hey is an obesogen?
chemicals in the environment, newly termed obesogens, may lend a helping hand in the obesity epidemic, especially in babies and children. Studies show that these chemicals are found in the water and food supply as well as in other man-made chemicals
You mean, like the pervasive corn syrup and soy additives process foods contain, partly in thanks to the federal agricultural subsidies? No. They mean any chemical.
Ah, that clears that up: An obesogen is yet another excuse for more government regulation,
An article by Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI) explains, “REACH stands for ‘registration, evaluation and authorization of chemicals’ — the name of a massively bureaucratic program in the European Union. The EPA wants Congress to use it as a model for revisions to the Toxics Substances Control Act — and they even have started working on their version of the program while pushing for congressional authorization.”
Think about it: every thing you eat will be considered under the scope of the Toxic Substances Control Act.
It’s the perfect setup for the nanny state: Erase any sense of responsibility for the overeater, push in legislation and regulation, increase government control, and make everybody pay for it.
The obesogen, indeed, will bloat the bureaucracy.
Michelle Obama says on what you feed your kids, “We can’t just leave it to the parents.” National Review has a few things to say on that, but regardless of what they say, the obesogens have arrived to stay.