Purportedly focusing on the issue of “Preventing Obesity,” the October 1, 2010 CQ Researcher, published by CQ Press, is out and it is an amazing resource that fuels a much broader discussion of the role of food in our society. Here’s just a sample of the topics addressed in the issue:
Should cities and states impose excise taxes on sugar-sweetened beverages?
Will menu labeling help reduce obesity?
Should the government restrict food marketing to children?
Time for a change: Government school lunch standards are outdated.
Should soda be excluded from the foods that food-stamp users can buy?
Banishing ‘Food Deserts’ in Low-Income Neighborhoods– an initiative to increase access to supermarkets.
States rights? Twenty-nine states have or are considering requiring nutritional information.
Like we said, it is an amazing resource. Thanks to FRAC for the link. You can download the issue here.