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Just Plain Wrong

10:58 AM, Nov 16, 2009 • By VICTORINO MATUS
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Normally I tend not to get as worked up about our national eating habits like, say, the Center for Science in the Public Interest or Mayor Bloomberg. Is there an obesity problem in America? Sure. Childhood obesity even moreso. Do we need to ban trans-fats from cities like New York or sue fast-food giants because their food makes us fat? Probably not. But what about enormous cupcakes the size of your kitchen microwave? And what about the commercials for them on children's channels like Sprout? I'm talking about Big Top Cupcake. And this, I firmly believe, must be stopped, if necessary, by congressional legislation. Judge for yourself. (And if you think this is directed toward large birthday parties, notice how the "cupcake" is served to only two kids!)