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FTC fights against diet programs that advertise lies

http://www.globalethics.org/newsline/2011/04/25/dieters-misled/

  It doesn't come as any surprise to me that after 76 people were interviewed, the so called dieters couldn't pick the healthier food more times than not. Obesity is a huge problem in this country and the majority of the people who diet do it wrong anyways. It definitely doesn't help when food companies are calling their candy products “fruit chews” and their high fructose corn syrup drinks “flavored water”. Companies that promote products such as the Acai Berry diets should be shut down because what there selling is crap. They use good looking people and fake time lines to sell their diet products that don't work because they know people are dumb and desperate enough to buy their product. You would have to be clinically insane to think that some magical drink will make you lose 20 pounds yet people buy stuff like that every day. Its good that the FTC is stepping in to put a stop to this and is sticking up for people who are dumb enough to buy into all that junk. When it comes to this issue ethics plays a role in the outcome of how the court will rule and in this case false advertising symbolizes bad business ethics.


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