But his draconian cures for childhood obesity, which involve better education, tougher guidelines on advertising, and even the way that shops highlight sugary, fatty foods, make a huge amount of sense. The cost to this country, both socially and financially, of allowing a generation to grow up unhealthily is almost incalculable. Just last week, a well-known Irish fast food chain were congratulating themselves for an award they received from Fox News Network, and claimed as their own invention their signature delicacy -- chips smothered in cheese and garlic.
Others have invented x-rays, pacemakers and penicillin. How about we raise the bar a bit in what we congratulate ourselves on?