Michael Bloomberg: Pushing Healthy Foods Government’s ‘Highest Duty’

Nanny New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg said that the government’s “highest duty” is to push healthy foods on the citizenry. In his case, it’s a bit more than a suggestion, seeing that he’s already regulating salt and banned trans-fats. He thinks we’re all too stupid to choose what foods we eat.

During a United Nations General Assembly summit on non-communicable diseases — a discussion that included diet and eating habits — New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg said “governments at all levels must make healthy solutions the default social option.

Speaking on the government’s role in diet and health last week, Bloomberg told the UN General Assembly, “There are powers only governments can exercise, policies only governments can mandate and enforce and results only governments can achieve. To halt the worldwide epidemic of non-communicable diseases, governments at all levels must make healthy solutions the default social option. That is ultimately government’s highest duty.”

He didn’t stop there, either. He called for “collaboration across borders” and advocated governments censoring food advertisements. If he weren’t Mayor of NY, no doubt he’d be working in the Obama administration.

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Update: Brave New Libertarian World linked – thanks!