Here come the Food Police

Britain plunges ever further into moonbattery daily, as the nanny state continues to grow more and more. The newest example of Britain’s dive towards totalitarianism comes today, with their new food police program. No joke — bureaucrats will come to British homes, tell them what size portions they are allowed to prepare, how to understand use-by dates, and tell families to cut back on waste. See, wasted food is bad for the environment.

And just ignoring the knock on the door won’t completely solve the problem. They’re also leaving leaflets at every single house they visit.

Home cooks will also be told what size portions to prepare, taught to understand “best before” dates and urged to make more use of their freezers.

The door-to-door campaign, which starts tomorrow, will be funded by the Waste and Resources Action Programme (WRAP), a Government agency charged with reducing household waste.

The officials will be called “food champions”. However, they were dismissed last night as “food police” by critics who called the scheme an example of “excessive government nannying”.

In an initial seven-week trial, eight officials will call at 24,500 homes, dishing out advice and recipes. The officials, each of whom has received a day’s training, will paid up to £8.49 an hour, with a bonus for working on Saturdays.

The pilot scheme, which will cost £30,000, could be extended nationwide if it is seen as a success. If all 25 million households in the UK were visited in the same way, 8,000 officials would be required at a cost of tens of millions of pounds.

… The project is part of WRAP’s “Love Food Hate Waste” campaign, which has so far cost £4 million. The organisation says food waste has a significant environmental impact, in terms of the carbon generated to grow, transport and package items and the cost of having to dispose of them. It has calculated that stopping food waste could reduce the annual emission of carbon dioxide by 18 million tonnes – the same effect as taking one in five cars off the roads.

The “food champions”, who will be employed by a private contractor, will advise householders to plan their shopping carefully so that they do not over-cater. They will explain the difference between “best before”, “use by” and “sell by” dates, and will give out tips for home composting.

In addition to knocking on doors, the officials will leave a leaflet at every address they call at. The scheme will initially cover six council areas in Worcestershire and Herefordshire.

It isn’t good enough for moonbats to tell use which lightbulbs we can and can’t use, or what recyclables to put in which bin, or how much energy we’re allowed to use. No, now British government nannies think that they need to go even another step further and police food. It just goes to show how the mind of the average liberal big government bureaucrat works. See, they have no respect for their constituents, us stupid hicks in Flyover Country. Clearly, those idiot Brits can’t figure out such simple concepts as what kind of food to make and how much, so the government will swoop in to “save” them.

Of course, maybe some people really are that stupid, both in Britain and here in the United States. Because rather than voting the pompous, bloated bureaucrats out of office, for some reason people keep voting them back in, year after year. It just makes me wonder how much government oppression people will take in the name of “what’s good for you” or “saving the environment” before they finally wake up and smell the roses. My guess is, by the time the British people get there, it’ll be too late.

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