The demand for organic foods will also be discussed briefly.
These are called genetically modified (GM) foods, or organisms.
Food can be pleasurable -- even truly delicious or awful -- but we can never claim that everyone ought to find something yummy or yucky. The judgment of taste in food is too tied up in the satisfaction of (personal) desires ever to aspire to the kind of impartiality we typically reserve for judgments about art works.
The demand for organic foods among U.S.
Governments have an obligation to promote the general welfare. This obligation includes protecting public health from such things as toxins, pollutions, unsafe products, and disease. Obesity and diet-related diseases cost nations billions annually in health costs that the public bears. Governments have the responsibility to protect consumers from the health risks and costs associated with obesity. They can do so by, for example, taxing unhealthy foods (to drive prices up and to use the revenues for public health campaigns), subsidizing healthy foods (to drive prices down), requiring nutritional information be made public and accessible, and banning certain foods or processes. Governments are responsible for preventing obesity, educating the public about its risks, and reducing the prevalence of obesity.