Saturday, 2 January 2010
DRINKS INDUSTRY IGNORES 'NANNY' WARNING FOR BOTTLES
Drinks firms have snubbed a Government call to put health messages and warnings for pregnant women on their bottles.
A leaked official report reveals that just one in ten bottles and cans carry the health messages recommended by the Department of Health two years ago. The most controversial element was a call to include a warning to women who were trying for a baby or already pregnant. Drinks firms were advised to use the wording: 'Avoid alcohol if pregnant or trying to conceive' or a logo of a pregnant woman with a red line across it.
Quite right too. The logo looks more like 'FAT SLAGS SHOULDN'T DRINK BEER' When are people going to be allowed to take responsibility for their own lives without a NANNY STATE telling them what's good for them. Parents and the education system don't educate the underclass morons in how to live their lives, so does the Government think that sticking a few labels on some beer bottles will make a difference?