British Food Police Regulate Leftovers

by Van Helsing | January 12, 2009 12:16 pm

Britain’s headlong plunge into dadaist totalitarianism continues[1]:

Householders are to be visited by officials offering advice on cooking with leftovers, in a Government initiative to reduce the amount of food that gets thrown away.

Home cooks will also be told what size portions to prepare, taught to understand “best before” dates and urged to make more use of their freezers. …

The officials will be called “food champions”.

The cost to British taxpayers of this door to door campaign, if it is applied to the whole country, would be “tens of millions of pounds.”

The State takes an interest in what people do with their leftovers because according to moonbat ideology, wasted food causes global warming. Officials will further demonstrate their solicitude for Gaia by cluttering every address they call at with fliers denouncing food waste.

If nagging isn’t enough to make British subjects finish their vegetables, “food champions” will transition from advising to enforcing.

The reason the right to bear arms comes second only to freedom of expression and religion is that we need weapons to respond appropriately if government thugs barge into our homes to regulate our eating habits. As Leonardo Da Vinci[2] showed his genius by observing:

It is easier to resist at the beginning than at the end.

If current Nanny State insanity is the beginning, it would be better to go down fighting than live to see the end.

Hat tip: The Belmont Club[3]; on a tip from V the K[4]. Cross-posted at Moonbattery[5].

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