Saturday, October 14, 2006

A Look Across The Pond

On a fairly regular basis I read a European blog called the Brussels Journal. What I read this morning falls in perfectly with the New York City Board of Health initiative to prohibit restaurants from using trans fatty acids in the preparation of food.

As all levels of government in the USA become more and more intrusive, we have but to take a glance at our European cousins to see what is in store for us as our personal freedoms continue to erode. This from the Brussels Journal:
A boy aged 10 has been banned from his school dining hall because his packed lunch broke the government's healthy eating guidelines.

Well we can't have that happen now, can we?
[...]because his lunch contained two snacks, instead of one.
Two! Two snacks! Ye Gods how are we to contain ourselves! Reminds me of the scene from "Oliver!" where the lad is threatened with punishment because he dared to ask for more.
Ryan's lunch consisted of a sandwich, fruit, fromage frais, cake, mini cheese biscuits and a bottle of water. The cake and the biscuits broke the snack limit.
Well. the limit's been broken all right, and it has nothing to do with baked goods. Why the carbohydrate deprived multitudes aren't seething and boiling right now is beyond me. Is there anyone who doesn't believe that if it were a Mooselimb child that wanted both rogig and topig snacks in his luncheon, nothing would have happened? Mini cheese biscuits? Thrown out of the dining hall for Criminal Possession of Goldfish?
They were discovered when a teacher checked his lunch box.
The UN Snacking Police are back from their star-studded tour of the Congo and are now exercising their particular skills in taking care of English schools. If threatened by mini cheese biscuits, the British Empire can now rest easy. If it comes to murder, rape and robbery, you're all on your own. But we already knew that...

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