Blog: Moral Maze tackles junk food

Catherine Sleep | 17 July 2003

The Moral Maze, a popular UK BBC Radio 4 programme in which eloquent and highly opinionated thought leaders debate moral and ethical issues, last night focused on the obesity question. As addiction to fatty foods grows and health suffers, where does the true moral blame lie? What part does the nature of risk and choice and personal responsibility play? Are the multi-million pound lawsuits being prepared by people taking food companies to court for damaging their health in any way justified?

I only caught the tail end of the debate, but it is to be repeated this coming Saturday on Radio 4 at 10.15 pm. For readers who prefer to listen on the Internet, the programme will be available for one week via the Moral Maze web page.

Prepare to hear combative discussion and strident views on all sides.

Moral Maze


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