Apparently those imps in Big Food [or is it Big Soda or Big Sugar?] are employing underhand techniques.
Hidden tactics, huh? Wow! Could you be up to them?
i.e. They use cartoon characters and primary colours? [Mind you, they do that to adults too]
Existing curbs on television advertising aimed at children should be extended to all media, the report recommends.
OK. So they want the Interweb to stop advertising before 9pm. What 9pm? Ireland's? Australia's? India's? Mexico's? The Interweb is global and is indifferent to time zones. Good luck to them sorting that one out.
It also says a ban should be introduced on sporting heroes and other celebrities popular with young people promoting food and drink that is high in fat, salt or sugar.
That should be interesting? Some American sports "star" or "celebrity" can't land a million dollar deal because Ireland says so? That will go down very well!
“We know that marketing of products high in fat, sugar or salt plays a causal role in obesity,” said Tatlow-Golden.
We know? Who is this all inclusive "we" of which you speak? Is this a subliminal bit of advertising implying a "them and us" scenario? Or is it an attempt to imply that everyone in the world knows this "fact"?
In that light the Government has no option but to regulate digital marketing of junk food.
Good luck with that one too. The only way that can possibly be achieved is to switch off the Interweb in Ireland. Mind you, that would save millions on the mythical "broadband roll-out scheme"?
A survey as part of the study found that three quarters of parents were unhappy with the marketing of unhealthy products to their children.
Q6. Do you approve of Big Soda and Big Sugar advertising yukky unhealthy rubbishy food to your unsuspecting precious little cheeeldren? Yes or no?
Apparently our Irish "researchers" are going to the WHO with this gem of a report.
I doubt they'll have time to examine it though.
They are much too busy announcing that after twenty five years of saying that it is, that coffee isn't a carcinogenic after all.
Not to mention the startling revelation to the Syrians that it isn't the bombs, bullets, missiles, IEDs and drones that are killing them –