War on Food Choice
I wonder, though, if Bob Barr realizes that the current impulse for more government control of the food supply is in fact a mere extension of the war on people who use certain kinds of drugs? The arguments for restricting food choices are philosophically exactly the same as those for restricting drug choices. It is worth mentioning that after the passage of the 1906 Pure Food and Drug Act one of the first things the Bureau of Chemistry head, Harvey Wiley, did was to unilaterally prohibit coca as a food additive. The result, a myriad of harmless products were denied to the people that had enjoyed them.
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