August 12, 2004

Nanny State, Ninny State

Denmark has forbidden Kellogg's from adding vitamins and minerals to the breakfast cereals sold in that country.

They claim the additions result in "toxic doses" which could harm children and unborn children. Kellogg's additions include 17% of the US recommended daily requirements calcium and iron, and 25% of vitamins B6 and folic acid. Denmark does not have recommended daily allowances of nutrients.

Rather than turn this into some dark anti-American conspiracy, I'll believe the simpler explanation. The Danish government are idiots. Probably not enough vitamins in their diet growing up.

Posted by Ted at August 12, 2004 06:08 AM
Category: Square Pegs

Unbe-frickin-lievable. Too many vitamins and minerals?! All ya don't need is what you sweat out.

Rest easy; the simpler explanation is -- as usual -- true. They're idiots.

Posted by: Tuning Spork at August 12, 2004 11:35 PM

My guess is that some Danish cereal company with no added vitamins and a falling market share made some big, err, contributions and voila...


Posted by: Wince and Nod at August 15, 2004 12:52 AM
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