Fast food outlets are a response to public demand

Mark Littlewood appears on the Sunday Politics

Mark Littlewood appeared on theSunday Politics to argue against government regulation of fast food outlets stating that the availability of fast food was a response to demand.

Culturally, there is a growing sensitivity towards healthy eating. Fast food restaurants that sell healthy food will become more popular as word will spread about them quickly, Littlewood said. There is a basic level of personal responsibility, especially from teachers and parents towards their children regarding the consumption of unhealthy, fast food.

Mark Littlewood said that he was concerned about a New York style of government regulation that imposes arbitrary restrictions on things like soft drinks. People are aware of the health risks that fatty foods such as burgers and donuts carry, and they will make their choices accordingly, Littlewood argued.

Watch the full interview here. Segment starts at 49.50.

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