We haven't seen enough 1984 references lately, so let's thank the Center for Consumer Freedom (an advocacy group funded by food companies) for giving the world this sarcastic Big Apple/Big Brother poster in response to the New York City Health Department's nanny-state campaign against junk food. Granted, NYC's human-fat ad was a tad ghoulish, but it's hardly a stretch for a health department to publicly oppose unhealthy eating habits. In its broader campaign, which goes beyond NYC, the CCF is out to defend high-fructose corn syrup. It includes the commercial below, in which a man examines a police lineup of three sweeteners—high-fructose corn syrup, sugar and honey—but is unable to tell which of them caused his weight gain. Of course, the only reason anyone uses high-fructose corn syrup is because it's cheaper and easier to transport, but the truth often gets lost in hen fights like these. Via Gothamist.
—Posted by David Kiefaber
Previously on AdFreak:
You will eat your high-fructose corn syrup!