Food — a cardinal element to sustaining life — has a direct impact on health thus the role of the government in regulating food is of great importance to public health ramona bashshur, fda and regulation of gmos, aba health esource (2013),. The government should protect individuals’ ability to seek insurance in a free market, not seek to provide insurance for them the government should not provide health insurance for all.
Should government regulate the portion sizes of meals maybe it's the libertarian streak in me, but i would vote no public policies regarding health can be simplified, however, to the competing interests of personal freedom versus infringing on the rights of others. When eating out, we noticed that our food was, well, less tasty but maybe it is worth it a recent new york times article , which summarized findings from the new england journal of medicine , suggested that if americans reduced salt intake by a half a teaspoon a day the nation would save 24 billion in health care costs.
Should the government regulate food more since the time the fast food industry was established, people have been enjoying the convenience of having food served to them in a fast and timely manner however, today people are learning about the harmful effects fast food can have on a person’s body. The government should not regulate fast food unfortunately fast food is a big industry there are many people who take advantage of the quick meal option and obesity in our country shows it however, i don't feel that government should have any hand in the regulations of it there is no harm that one can cause to another person by eating fast food.
The government gets ugly when it regulates health care providers my pet peeve is the requirement in maryland that someone must obtain a doctorate to become a physical therapist that regulation clearly was enacted for the benefit of incumbent physical therapists (who are exempt, of course) and works to the detriment of patients.
When it comes to food and government regulation, some argue that we have to forget soda taxes and think bigger picture if we want to deal with the problem of public obesity then we need to go to the source: the cheap food that’s produced and then used in these foods.