Should Minors Be Banned From Buying Junk Food?


Mexico has one of thehighestrates of obesity-related death in the world andone-thirdof Mexican children are categorized as obese. In an effort to combat the growing problem, two Mexican states have banned the sale of junk food to minors. That means no one under 18 can buy chips, candy, or processed foods from supermarkets and convenience stores. Many other Mexican states have similar restrictions in the works, as well.

“I know it sounds drastic, but it was necessary to take action now,” said congresswoman Magaly López Domínguez, who introduced the bill. (The Takeout)