Fat-Free Albion

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British authorities are threatening the makers, sellers and advertisers of foods high in salt, sugar and fat with legal penalties if they don't stop broadcast advertising of those products before 9 p.m. The moved is aimed at reducing obesity among children, whose parents are apparently compelled by the ads to overfeed their offspring. "To have maximum effect, broadcasting limits need to be complemented by restrictions on advertising at the point of sale, on labels and packaging," a government spokesman said to one newspaper.