I read the following article:
I hear people arguing that this is a ridiculous policy. They tend to say that:
a) Banning these advertisements would have no effect on the consumption of these foods.
b) It's the parents responsibility and the state shouldn't intervene.
"a" then the manufacturers are wasting their money producing and buying
the time for TV commercials. They should simply keep this money so
they'll have higher profits. Or pass the savings on to the consumer.
The latter would be good, cheaper prices and we don't have to suffer
Frankly though I regard it as being
preposterous to suggest these adverts have no effect at all. Especially
advertising tasty food.
As for "b" it'll simply
never work. Kids see junk food advertised, they'll go and buy it if
they have the money, especially as their friends are all buying it.
beings are human beings. Many of them are influenced by adverts --
especially for nice tasting food. You can't change what human beings
are. You can't change their nature -- you have to change society to
accommodate their nature.