We’ll just end up with more labels that no-one ever reads

Mo Farrah after missing out on a gold medal
				 Picture: Adam Davy

VERITY LUSH: Leave me to browse the make-up counter in peace

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The Royal Academy of Medicine is beginning an inquiry into how to make us slimmer and conquer the obesity timebomb.

It’s not that hard to work it out, is it? We eat too much junk. And we don’t do enough exercise.

If we’re serious about getting slimmer, the whole country and the way it’s organised, and many people who earn their crust by making crusts, will go to pot.

Go back to three channels on the telly (so we’re all bored of an evening), close down the internet for four hours a day, stop manufacturing processed foods (all of them) and hey presto, we’d have a society that has to get off its fat behind.

But that’ll never happen. Instead we’ll end up with even more labels on packaging which no-one reads.