Despite the global obesity epidemic the United States and the European Union ruled out enacting new laws designed to further regulate the food industry. Reuters reports:
European Union Health Commissioner Markos Kyprianou and Deputy U.S. Health Secretary Alex Azar told Reuters they would not bring in laws such as those used to reduce smoking.
"The government can't tell someone what to eat. They can't say that something is tasty if it's not tasty," Azar said in an interview with Reuters television.
"The business case has to be there for healthy food. If there's not a business case for it, it won't happen."
Food and drink companies breathed a sigh of relief at the news that their industry was being left to regulate itself.