The UK has announced a ban on the sale of French fries, effective immediately. The move comes after a recent report found that French fries are a leading cause of obesity in the UK.
“French fries are one of the leading causes of obesity in the UK, and we are committed to tackling this problem,” said a spokesperson for the UK government. “This ban will help to reduce the number of people who are obese and improve the health of the nation.”
The ban will apply to all sales of French fries, including in restaurants, supermarkets, and vending machines. The government has also announced a nationwide advertising campaign to raise awareness of the dangers of eating French fries.
French fries are a type of fried potato that is typically served as a side dish or snack. They are usually made from potatoes that have been peeled and cut into thin strips, which are then fried in oil. French fries are typically served with a dipping sauce, such as ketchup or mayonnaise.
The UK’s decision to ban French fries comes after a recent report by the country’s National Obesity Forum, which found that the number of obese adults in the UK has risen by 60% over the past decade. The report also found that French fries are a leading cause of weight gain, as they are high in calories and fat.
The report’s authors recommended that the government introduce a range of measures to tackle obesity, including a ban on the sale of French fries. They also called for a tax on sugary drinks, and for restrictions on advertising and marketing junk food to children.
The UK government has said that it is “committed to tackling obesity” and that it will be considering the report’s recommendations. In the meantime, it has introduced a ban on the sale of French fries, in an effort to reduce the number of people who are obese.