There is an awful growing trend in the United States. It is a trend that some researchers are saying costs the U.S over $258 billion in one year alone. And the problem is Obesity and Heart Disease In the past decade this number had doubled to this extreme measure. There is an easy solution to this problem. We need to cut the source of this trend at the source and that is the extremely fatty foods that most American grocery stores are selling to unsuspecting people.
This is just cause for the U.S. to act as heart disease is the #1 killer of all peoples and obesity is a terrible trend that people aren't getting over very quickly so they just need a little nudge from the government. As almost 700,000 people die every year from heart disease the citizens of the U.S. aren't getting the hint about unhealthy foods. This is where I think the FDA needs to step in and take control of products that don't meet a certain requirement.
The plan would be to set up these requirements so that the U.S. doesn't have a choice whether to get these foods or not. If a selected item doesn't reach the selected nutritional value then it should be taken off the market until the producer is able to make it pass those requirements. At first these restrictions should be very large to dramatically decrease these trends and then slowly have the requirements lower as the trend ends. If there is a suitable drop then I believe the FDA can step back and slowly watch how the world is handling it.
A government is set up to protect the people. And the FDA would just be doing there job and that is protecting the United States citizens.
We would see a more healthy nation and be able to lower the death toll of heart disease. By doing this it benefits all of America in general as the obese populous are a burden to many people of society. Airline companies and the cars they own have to spend more money on fuel to take them different places all because being obese.
So all in all this would be a plan to help all of the U.S. and maybe influence countries to do the same thing. If the government can help us out with this then it would be a tremendous advancement in the battle of many diseases and cancers that are killing thousands everyday. Does this seem like a world you would want to live in?