Jamie Oliver's US critics

Ah, the politics of what people put in their noses, and mouths. Jamie Oliver, touting his "lettuce pray" evangelical message Stateside, has had short shrift in West Virginia. He turned up in the city of Huntington, which has the highest rate of diet-inflicted bad health in the US, only to be told to do one by incandescent citizens. The locals are big not just on junk food, but also on their freedom to treat their bodies just as they please. Obviously, they'll find friends in the Republican party, who will insist that US citizens must have the right to buy and eat whatever they choose, as long as they are willing to pay. What's a near-universal healthcare plan when the right to breakfast children on deep-fried pizza and a bucket of Coke is there to be defended?

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