By B.N. Frank
Activist Post recently published an article about California, “Nanny State Steps In On Soda, Law Proposed Banning Restaurants From Serving Beverages.” Excerpts include:
A California bill proposing limiting restaurants to serving children water or unflavored milk with their meals passed the California Assembly and is now making its way to Gov. Jerry Brown’s (D) desk.
CBS reports that the American Cancer Society was an enthusiastic supporter of the bill.
“Some of these kids are drinking up to three sodas a day. This is setting them up for tremendous cancer risks down the road,” Stephanie Winn of the American Cancer Society told KOVR. “Because now we know that 20 percent of all cancers are tied to being overweight.”
A study from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that two-thirds of children ages 2 to 19 drink at least a single sugary beverage a day. The CDC also found an association between frequent soda consumption and obesity, Type 2 diabetes, heart disease, kidney disease, nonalcoholic liver disease, tooth decay and cavities, CBS News reported.
It’s great that California and The American Cancer Society want kids to be healthy even though this restaurant ban isn’t endorsed by many – including Activist Post.
The hypocrisy is that many California lawmakers as well as The American Cancer Society are making little to no effort to protect children from exposure to harmful cell phone radiation, WiFi radiation, and Electrical Pollution (Electrosmog) despite research proving that exposure can also contribute to (if not cause) cancer, Type 2 diabetes, heart disease, kidney disease, nonalcoholic liver disease, tooth decay, cavities and much more.
Recently The American Cancer Society chief medical officer referred to results from a U.S. government study on cell phone radiation as a “game changer.” Regardless, ACS still isn’t using their influence to support legislation about cell phone radiation – including Berkley, California’s “Cell Phone Right to Know Bill” or the Californians’ fight against small cell tower legislation.
Obviously, it doesn’t seem to be due to lack of research or public outcry – including from firefighters – that California legislators and The American Cancer Society aren’t taking action to protect children and everyone else from harmful exposure to new technology. Instead they are choosing to obsess about sugar.
Meanwhile, other countries, including France, have been taking action to protect children from exposure for almost 10 years already. Unfortunately, across the U.S., technology is still being marketed to children and their parents – even by Sesame Street. Oh Smartie!
For more information, visit the following websites:
- Center For Safer Wireless
- Center For Electrosmog Prevention
- Citizens for Safe Technology
- Clear Light Ventures
- Dr. Sam Milham
- EMF Safety Network
- Environmental Health Trust
- Generation Zapped
- In Power Movement
- National Association for Children and Safe Technology
- Parents for Safe Technology
- Scientists for Wired Tech
- We Are The Evidence
- Wireless Right to Know