I read the following article:
Labour vows to ban junk food adverts during X Factor and Hollyoaks
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.
If "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 their adverts!
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.
Human 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.
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