18 March 2005
I think I will have fries with that
The Oklahoma House has passed, 93-7, a bill to insulate food producers from lawsuits by activists who seek to force their personal food choices on everyone.
House Bill 1554, by Dale DeWitt (R-Braman), protects food producers who meet existing state and Federal standards from civil liability for claims of weight gain or obesity. Said DeWitt:
Some individuals don't want to take responsibility for their own health and instead look to put the blame on food producers.
The Senate will consider this bill in due course. Similar measures have passed in sixteen states and are under consideration in twenty others.